Bachelor

Faculty of Social Sciences


A path to prepare you to be ‘Thinker’ and ‘Catalyst’ of social work of tomorrow.

Description

The Bachelor of Social Work pertains studies in the methodology of social work practice, social policy, and organizational management with its emphasis on human value and ethics. Graduates will develop skills to promote social change, disentangle human relationships, empower and liberate people to reach their full potential and enhance well-being. Two field placements provide students the opportunity to apply their knowledge acquired whilst furthering their experience to working in different and dynamic environments. This program is a path to prepare you as ‘thinker’, advocate, risk assessor, care manager, agent of social control and social change.

Typical Duration

4 years full-time (day) programme

Teaching Medium

English

Total number of credits for graduation 

148

Campus

NAPE 3 (Al Dr. Carlos D’Assumpcao, no. 336-342, Cheng Feng Comm. Centre, 9/F ​​, Macao SAR)

Programme’s Government Approval (In Chinese and Portuguese only)

http://www.gaes.gov.mo/esdbonline/coursedb/pdf/GSASC-34-2009.pdf

Calendar 

Classes take place from September to May each academic year. Summer classes, internships and examinations may be scheduled in June and July. Please refer to the official academic calendar for the most updated information.

Weekly schedule

On average, students will have approximately 18.5 hours of classes each week. Classes are scheduled from Mondays to Fridays, from 09:00 to 18:15. Exceptionally, classes may be scheduled in the evenings or on Saturdays.





Key Features

  • Strongly links academic learning with professional practice.
  • Entrains our students the ability to think ahead with scientific research evidence.
  • Enables our students to reach out to other communities of different racial and ethnic backgrounds.

Coordinator's Message

The most dynamic and internationalized learning environment, USJ has always been proactive to educate outstanding thinkers and social work practitioners to serve and reach out to diverse communities. Our graduates are equipped with skills that could intervene individuals, families, and groups who are in the midst of frustration and vulnerability, and strive to make a difference through community organizations. We have an exceptional Faculty coming from different corners of the world and very much at the forefront of social work practice, research and training. They are highly qualified experts in their respective fields, enthusiastic and engaged in a multitude of research projects.

We believe that social work education at a tertiary level should primarily be the training of the minds, and form professional leaders in an evidence-based practice and decision-making model. At USJ, we are certain you will enjoy the opportunity to participate in this exciting journey to deal with social issues first hand at the heart of a growing city. We welcome your interest and look forward to seeing you as you explore a social work career in a dynamic environment like the University of Saint Joseph.

Prof. Suzette Agcaoili


Typical Career Options

  • This programme allows graduates to work in varied contexts such as social welfare and development services, medical and health services, geriatric care, disability services, correctional services, child and family services, youth services, international development.
  • Graduates may also be involved in community work, individual and family counselling, group work, policy development, advocacy and research.

Study plan & description of modules

Students must complete all the following modules

Please click on any specific module to see its description.


Modules

Year 1 Bachelor
LSW213
3.00 credits
LSW215
3.00 credits
LBA236
1.50 credits
LSW211
3.00 credits
LSW212
3.00 credits
LCO101
2.00 credits
LIS230
2.00 credits
LCO102
2.00 credits
LSS230
1.50 credits
Year 2 Bachelor
LSW206
3.00 credits
LSW202
3.00 credits
LSW220
3.00 credits
LCO104
2.00 credits
LCO103
2.00 credits
Year 3 Bachelor
LSW219
3.00 credits
LSW216
2.00 credits
LSW205
2.00 credits
LSW203
3.00 credits
LCO105
2.00 credits
LBA222
3.00 credits
LSW201
3.00 credits
LCO106
2.00 credits
Year 4 Bachelor
LSW221
3.00 credits
LSW301
6.00 credits
LSW302
8.00 credits
LCO108
2.00 credits
LCO107
2.00 credits
LCO301
4.00 credits
LSS211
2.00 credits
Others
ENG101
3.00 credits
ENG104
3.00 credits
ENG103
3.00 credits
ENG102
3.00 credits
Others
ENG107
2.00 credits
ENG108
2.00 credits
ENG106
2.00 credits
ENG105
2.00 credits
Others
PTG104
2.00 credits
PTG103
3.00 credits
PTG102
2.00 credits
PTG101
3.00 credits
Others
CHN104
3.00 credits
CHN103
2.00 credits
CHN101
2.00 credits
CHN102
3.00 credits