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University of Malta

Faculty for Social Wellbeing

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Work
(B.A. (Hons)(Melit.))

(for courses commencing October 2016)

YEAR ONE

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to register for an optional study-unit to the value of 2 ECTS.

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

PSY1313 An Overview of Psychology 6 ECTS (NC)
SWP1263 The Social Context of Welfare 4 ECTS (NC)
SWP1267 Pre-Placement 4 ECTS
SWP1341 Social Skills Development 10 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

PBL1014 Legal Aspects for Social Work and Social Policy 5 ECTS (NC)
PSY1622 Developmental Psychology 1 6 ECTS (NC)
SWP1352 Introducing Social Policy 6 ECTS (NC)




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CVL1017 Family Law for Social Policy and Social Work 5 ECTS
LIN1063 Academic Reading and Writing in English 2 ECTS
SWP1351 Issues of Social Concern - Feature Films 2 ECTS
SWP1353 Introduction to the Worlds of Social Work and Social Policy 8 ECTS




Total Workload this year: 60 credits

YEAR TWO

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

SWP2552 Practice Workshops 1 and 2 6 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

DBS2002 Disability Issues in Social Policy and Social Work 3 ECTS
ECN1005 Principles of Economics 4 ECTS
FSD2001 Introduction to Family Studies 2 ECTS
SWP2103 People at Work 4 ECTS (NC)
SWP2122 Principles and Forms of Social Policy 4 ECTS (NC)
SWP2311 Research Methods in Social Work and Social Policy 1 5 ECTS (NC)
SWP2621 Methods in Social Work 1 4 ECTS (NC)




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

PSY1623 Developmental Psychology 2 6 ECTS (NC)
SWP2156 Mental Health for Social Work 1 2 ECTS
SWP2321 Research Methods in Social Work and Social Policy 2 5 ECTS (NC)
SWP2641 The Application of Social Work Methods 6 ECTS (NC)
SWP2646 Governance and Administration in Social Welfare 4 ECTS
SWP2711 Professional Helping in Social Work Practice 5 ECTS (NC)




Total Workload this year: 60 credits

YEAR THREE

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to choose study-units to the value of 6 ECTS credits from the elective study-units on offer during the year.

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

SWP3621 Sensitivity Training for Students of Social Welfare 4 ECTS




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

PPL2161 Development in Contemporary Societies 4 ECTS (NC)
SWP3032 Ethics in Social Work Seminars 4 ECTS (NC)
SWP3221 Practice Workshops 3 5 ECTS (NC)
SWP3311 Placement A 12 ECTS (NC)
SWP3611 Practical Elements of Helping Skills 4 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

HST1126 The Mediterranean in Modern Times 2 ECTS
MAL2031* Il-Malti għall-Ħaddiema Soċjali 2 ECTS

* Study-unit MAL2031 is highly recommended.



Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

SWP3132 Social and Economic Policy in Malta 2 ECTS
SWP3141 Human Rights Law for Social Workers 2 ECTS
SWP3156 Mental Health for Social Work 2 2 ECTS
SWP3381 Law and Sentencing Practice 4 ECTS
SWP3540 Community Care for Social Workers 6 ECTS (NC)
SWP4061 Residential Social Work 5 ECTS (NC)
SWP4341 Groups in Social Work Practice 4 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

DBS3009 Living with the Label ‘Intellectual Disability’ 4 ECTS
SWP2650 Social Enterprise: Concepts and Methods 4 ECTS




Total Workload this year: 60 credits

YEAR FOUR

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

SWP4041 Dissertation 15 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

SWP4021 Advanced Methods in Social Work 6 ECTS (NC)
SWP4051 Specialisms in Social Work 5 ECTS (NC)
SWP4371 Equal Opportunities in Social Work and Social Policy 6 ECTS (NC)




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

SWP3081 Management and Leadership in Social Welfare 3 ECTS
SWP4516 Case Studies in Social Work 7 ECTS (NC)
SWP4261 Practice Workshops 4 2 ECTS
SWP4311 Placement B 16 ECTS (NC)




Total Workload this year: 60 credits
Requirement for award of B.A. (Hons) in Social Work: 240 credits

This programme of study is governed by the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2004 and by the Bye-Laws for the award of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Policy or in Social Work under the auspices of the Faculty for Social Wellbeing.
 
Notes: NC = Non Compensatable
 
Last Updated: 23 November 2017
 
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.
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