SUSS Dialogue Session: Graduate Diploma and Master of Social Work

Evolving societal, community and individual needs bring about heightened expectations of contemporary social workers from both clients and employers. To meet these challenges of the new era, leaders in the social service sector are required to play a vital role in guiding and grooming fellow social workers as well as to possess a wealth of knowledge in some specific fields.

The graduate programmes in social work at SUSS offer the key to satisfying this new role, and are practice-based programmes designed to prepare social workers aspiring to take up leadership positions in the social service sector. They aim to equip graduates with clinical social work skills, administration skills and supervision skills to function at management positions in the sector, and are specially designed both for graduates with a social work degree and those with other degrees.

For graduates without prior social work training, pre-requisite courses will equip you with the basic social work knowledge and skills so as to ease you into the programmes.

Unique Features of the Programme

  • A special feature of this programme is the option of exiting with a graduate diploma or graduating with a master’s degree. Upon completion of the six compulsory core courses plus three pre-requisite courses and practicum, if applicable, students may choose to exit with a graduate diploma. Re-entry to the master’s programme may be allowed within the maximum candidature of 4 years.
  • All courses are taught by established academics and professionals in leadership positions with vast real-time experiences, ensuring that issues discussed are always kept current and relevant for practical application.


Meet the Head of Programme at the live dialogue session to find out more and have your questions answered. Register now!

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