Singapore University of Social Sciences

Capstone Social Work Project

Capstone Social Work Project (SWK499)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 12 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Social Services

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: S R Nathan School of Human Development


The Capstone course in the Honours programme requires the course participants to choose a research topic, collect data, analyse the findings and submit a dissertation of 6,000 words, all under the guidance of a dissertation supervisor.

Level: 4
Credit Units: 10
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JAN


  • Topic selection and literature review
  • Research Methodology
  • Programme evaluation
  • Preparing the research proposal
  • Data collection
  • Data analysis
  • Presentation, interpretattion and discussion of results
  • Presenting your research project
  • Report writing
  • Publishing your thesis
  • Summative Evaluation

Learning Outcome

  • Develop an overview of the research process.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the theory of research.
  • Apply statistics for data analysis.
  • Examine the literature on a topic and formulate a suitable research question.
  • Design a rigorous research methodology to examine the proposed research question.
  • Use SPSS statistical software or other computer programs to perform data analysis.
  • Verify knowledge of presentation skills for research projects.
  • Show competency in writing a research thesis.
  • Illustrate ability to analyze data and interpret results critically.
  • Collect information and data from a range of sources.
  • Analyse the quality of research done by other researchers.
  • Appraise the state of knowledge in a particular field of knowledge.
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