Bachelor Programme

Faculty of Social Sciences and Education


Duration Language Campus
4 Years Full-Time (Day) 
English supplemented with Chinese
Ilha Verde Campus 

 

This programme prepares students for professional social work practice.

The Bachelor of Social Work trains students in the methodologies of social work practice, social policy, and organisational management with an emphasis on human values and ethics. Students develop knowledge and skills to promote social change by empowering and liberating people to reach their full potential and enhance their wellbeing.

The programme includes two field placements in community or social services agencies. The work placements provide students with opportunities to apply their acquired knowledge and skills while acquiring new experiences in different and dynamic work environments. Graduates enter the workforce as innovative thinkers, advocates, competent practitioners, care managers, and agents of positive social change.

The programme coordinator is Jacky Ho.


Student Experience

  • Students gain multiple perspectives, model social work behaviour, and translate social work theory into practice
  • Students build practical skills to work effectively with individuals and communities to address social issues and problems
  • Students gain knowledge and skills to enable social change and improve the wellbeing of others
  • Students examine and apply various social work approaches
  • Students gain hands-on professional experience during field placements

Career Opportunities

  • Social worker
  • Aged services worker
  • Youth worker
  • Child protection officer

Typical Applicants

  • Have strong communication skills
  • Are involved or interested in working with people
  • Are passionate about making our community a better place

Admissions Information >


Study plan & description of modules

For the programme’s government approval [in Chinese and Portuguese] click here.

Please click on any specific module below to see its description

 


Modules

Year 1
LSW110
3.00 credits
LSW111
3.00 credits
LSW211
3.00 credits
LSW212
3.00 credits
LSW213
3.00 credits
LCO102
2.00 credits
LIS230
3.00 credits
ENG101
3.00 credits
ENG102
2.00 credits
ENG103
3.00 credits
ENG104
2.00 credits
Year 2
LCO103
2.00 credits
LSW220
3.00 credits
LSW223
3.00 credits
LSW227
3.00 credits
LSW228
3.00 credits
ENG105
3.00 credits
ENG106
2.00 credits
ENG107
3.00 credits
ENG108
2.00 credits
Year 3
LCO106
2.00 credits
LSW305
3.00 credits
LSW307
3.00 credits
LSW309
3.00 credits
LSW310
3.00 credits
PTG101
3.00 credits
PTG102
2.00 credits
PTG103
3.00 credits
PTG104
2.00 credits
Year 4
LCO108
2.00 credits
LSW401
6.00 credits
LSW402
8.00 credits
CHN101
3.00 credits
CHN102
2.00 credits
CHN103
3.00 credits
CHN104
2.00 credits