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Bachelor of Social Sciences (Social Work Studies) (Hons)

Offered by: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration6 Sem
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees550/Sem
Fees (International Student)1650/Sem
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudySocial Sciences
Stream RequirementsArts/Science Stream
Course Description

Professional social work practice in Malaysia is becoming much more relevant in the last few decades because of rapid urbanization, changes in family structures, diminishing traditional support network and the increasing number of social problems. The main purpose of social work is about the enhancement of human well being and the promotion of social justice and social development. The courses offered by this programme are intended to prepare and equip the students with knowledge on the interaction between human and society, Students learn theories and skills in social work to enable them to play their roles effectively in helping or working with individuals, groups and communities as well as formulating social policies. This programme is broad-based, drawing on knowledge from other social science disciplines and behavioural sciences, such as planning, management, and both communication and interpersonal skills.

At the end of the study, social work graduates are expected to:

  • Have acquired knowledge and skills that enable them to engage appropriately in any social, economic and cultural context they may be.
  • Integrate knowledge, values and skills in social work practice.
  • Critically analyze the social issues and problems resulting from social dynamics particularly in the context of developing countries.
  • Exhibit good communication skills needed at different levels of intervention in social work including multi-disciplinary practices.
  • Demonstrate empathy and awareness on cultural and personal levels.
  • Instill the core values of social work by emphasizing on the practices of anti-discrimination, social justice, diversity, equality and human rights.
  • Participate critically in issues relating to the development of professional competency in social work.
  • Develop competency and skills in evaluation and problem solving at both micro and macro levels.
  • Plan and coordinate services, programmes and policies related to the needs and care of families, community and society.
Entry Requirements

The minimum requirements for entry into most undergraduate programmes are as follows:

Good pass in the Sijil Peperiksaan Malaysia (SPM) with a credits in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia subject or a credits in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia July Paper and a pass in Sejarah subject (for SPM 2013 and above) in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)

AND
 
A good pass in the Sijil Tinggi Peperiksaan Malaysia (STPM) with a minimum of:
  • Grade C (NGMP 2.00) in Pengajian Am; AND
  • Grade C (NGMP 2.00) in two (2) other subjects,

 OR

A good pass in Sijil Matrikulasi KPM/Asasi Sains UM/ Asasi UiTM with a minimum

  • CGPA of 2.00

 OR

A recognised Diploma in relevant fields

 
AND
 
 
Malaysian University English Test (MUET)
  • At least Band 1
 
Good pass in the Sijil Peperiksaan Malaysia (SPM) with a credits in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia subject or a credits in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia July Paper and a pass in Sejarah subject (for SPM 2013 and above) in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)
 
 
Notes:
 
1. Entry requirements into professional courses such as Medicine and Engineering are generally much higher. In addition there are also specific requirements for entry into certain programmes. Further details can be obtained from the relevant faculties.
 
2. For foreign students, the general requirement is a good pass in A level, Matriculation, Higher School Certificates or other equivalent pre-university examinations. Malaysian Government Policy states that admission into certain degree programmes are restricted to local students only.

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


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