Bachelor of Social Work

SUMMARY

Level
Bachelors Degree(MNQF Level 7)
Duration
3 years(6 Semesters)
Modes
Available Modes (Full-Time)
Course Fee
Course FeeMVR 20,880 (Applicable for Free First Degree Scheme)

Overview

The BSW program at MNU offers a broader understanding of the key knowledge, methods, and skills needed for work as a social worker. In addition to the key areas of knowledge, it also provides students with insights into important areas of practice such as child abuse, domestic violence, mental health, drug abuse and addiction, crime, violence, justice, and social policy. Furthermore, the program provides students with the opportunity to practice at a social work agency under supervision, which further enhances their exposure to the field and its responsibilities. This program offers a flexible study arrangement, allowing students to learn through a blended delivery model. Classes are held once a month, and the remaining hours are fulfilled through interactive online learning methods. By joining this course, students can pursue a career in the field of social work with opportunities for practice in a wide range of areas, including child protection, juvenile justice, domestic violence, drug addiction, corrections, prison and parole, social protection, and mental health.

Entry Requirements

General Entry

  • i) Any 2 passes in GCE A Level/HSC OR Equivalent OR,
  • ii) Pass in MNQF Level 4 certificate in a related field OR,
  • iii) Successful completion of related Foundation (Certificate 4) offered by Maldives National University.

Language Requirements

  • i) Pass in GCE O' Level/IGCSE English language or equivalent or satisfactory performance in an English language entrance exam administered by the Maldives National University

General Notes

  • Entry requirements are indicative. Depending on the sequence and the number of applications received, all qualifying students may not gain entry.
  • Circumstances may require the University to defer or cancel some courses, especially when the minimum class size (10 for certificate & diploma courses, 15 for Degrees courses) is not achieved.
  • Passes at GCE OL/SSC and HSC is considered to be grades "C" or above and passes at GCE AL is considered to be the grades "E" or above.

Structure

Semester 1

Name Credit Points Fee (MVR)
SSW121
Introduction to Social Work (CORE)
870
SSW123
Professional Learning and Development (CORE)
870
SSW125
Social Work Methods and Skills (CORE)
870
SOC109
Introduction to Sociology (for SW) (CORE)
870
Semester Total60
3,480

Semester 2

Name Credit Points Fee (MVR)
SSW129
Social Work Theory for Practice I (CORE)
870
PSY135
Introduction to Psychology (CORE)
580
SSW131
Social Work Ethics and Values (CORE)
580
SSW009
Engaging with Communities (CORE)
580
DHI113
Dhivehi for Professional Studies (CORE)
870
Semester Total60
3,480

Semester 3

Name Credit Points Fee (MVR)
SSW201
Working with Families and Domestic Violence (CORE)
870
SSW203
Life Span Development, Risk and Resilience (CORE)
870
SSW205
Working with Children and Abuse (CORE)
870
SSW207
Social Work Theory for Practice II (CORE)
870
Semester Total (CORE)
3,480

Semester 4

Name Credit Points Fee (MVR)
SSW209
Social Work and Mental Health Practices (CORE)
870
SSW211
Social Work and Substance Abuse (CORE)
870
SSW213
Working with Vulnerable Groups (CORE)
580
SSW119
Field Practice I (CORE)
1,160
Semester Total60
3,480

Semester 5

Name Credit Points Fee (MVR)
SSW301
Social Work and Law (CORE)
870
SSW303
Introduction to Research Methods (CORE)
870
SSW305
Field Practice 2 (CORE)
1,740
Semester Total60
3,480

Semester 6

Name Credit Points Fee (MVR)
SSW307
Social Work and Social Policy (CORE)
870
SSW309
Crime, Violence and Justice (CORE)
870
SSW311
Dissertation (CORE)
1,740
Elective (ELECTIVE)
Semester Total60
3,480

Elective

Name Credit Points Fee (MVR)
MGT340
Management and Leadership (ELECTIVE)
870
MGT321
Project Management (ELECTIVE)
870
PUB317
International Health (ELECTIVE)
870
Course Total 360 CP
Total: 20,880

Careers

Social Worker Child and Family Social Worker Medical Social Worker School Social Worker Mental Health Social Worker Community Organizer/Development Worker Substance Abuse Counselor Geriatric Social Worker Policy Analyst/Advocate Non-profit Organization Administrator