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Diploma in Social Work

Offered by: Methodist College Kuala Lumpur (MCKL)
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Course Duration3.3 Years
Part Time/Full TimePart Time
Fees (International Student)RM20,900/Course
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudySocial Services
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Course Description

Social Work is a very rewarding field where each day brings different challenges. However, the process of creating a more cohesive and caring community as a social work associate, helping various communities, and engaging in services such as family and child welfare, disability and elder care, and mental health care can be a very rewarding calling.

The Diploma in Social Work programme is designed with reference to the National Competency Standards for Social Work Practice (2010) to help prepare diploma students to acquire in-depth knowledge of human behaviour within the context of family, community and society with emphasis on ethical values and conduct, contribution toward self-development, and build psychosocial skills.

Upon successful completion of this programme, students will have the experience and ability to empower individuals, families, groups, communities and organisations to enhance social functioning and quality of life. The MCKL graduate will be able to seek employment as a professional Social Worker in various areas that promote universal values and ethical principles of human rights and social justice.


Human Behaviour and Social Environment (HBSE)

  • Introduction to Psychology for Social Workers
  • Introduction to Sociology for Social Workers

Social Welfare Policies, Programmes and Services (SWPP)

  • Introduction to Professional Social Work
  • Social Problems and Social Needs in Malaysia
  • Organisational Context of Social Work Practice
  • Public Policy and the Law and Social Work Practice

Elective Subjects 

  • Working with the Aging and Elderly
  • Working with Minority Populations 

Social Work Methods

  • Social Work Methods I – Casework
  • Social Work Methods II – Group work
  • Social Work Methods III – Community Work
  • Publicly Accountable Practice
  • Interpersonal and Counselling Skills in Social Work Practice
  • Art in Social Work Practice
  • Preparation for Field Placement I
  • Transferring Field Placement Learning I
  • Preparation for Field Placement II
  • Transferring Field Placement Learning II
  • Preparing for Graduate Practice
  • Field of Practice I – Child and Family Welfare
  • Field of Practice II – Health and Mental Health
  • Field of Practice III – Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Working with Domestic Violence Concerns
  • Working with People with Disability 

Social Work Field Practice

  • Field Placement I
  • Field Placement II

Mata Pelajaran Umum (MPU) Subjects 

  • Pengajian Malaysia 2 
  • Information Literacy
  • Character Formation 
  • Service Learning 
  • Malaysian Students 
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A
    • For local student who do not have credit in SPM BM)
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1
    • For international students 

*MPU Subjects: The Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) requires all students to take Mata Pelajaran Umum (MPU) (i.e. General Studies) within the duration of their studies. MCKL established a series of subjects that different programs need to implement for all students to meet the Ministry’s requirements. Subjects will differ depending on the institution and the level of degree the student is taking. 

Entry Requirements

Min. 3 credits in any subjects

Min. 3 credits in any subjects

Min. Grade C in any subjects

Min. 3 credits in any subjects (Grade C and above)

IB Middle Years Programme
3 subjects with Grade 4 and above


Other equivalent qualifications recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) or Malaysian Government will be considered on a case-by-case basis

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Career Prospects

Diploma in Social Work graduates have a higher likelihood of being employed in government or non-government organisations offering social work related services in the areas of social welfare, social care, social rehabilitation, residential or custodial care, health and mental health, child and family welfare, working with minority populations (i.e. indigenous, migrant, refugee) and in social advocacy and community development programmes.

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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