Applications Open: To be confirmed
Applications Close: To be confirmed
Next Available Intake: To be confirmed
Programme Type: Graduate
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Area of Interest: Social Services
School/Department: S R Nathan School of Human Development
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 services 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 a specific field. This programme offers the key to satisfying this new role.The Graduate Diploma and Master of Social Work programmes are practice-based programme 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.
Refer to general admission criteria for graduate programmes.
For Couple and Family Therapy specialisation track, applicants should have good individual counselling skills, with at least one year of working experience with couples and families.
In the event of overwhelming demand and limited vacancy, priority will be given to eligible applicants who applied early. You are encouraged to submit your application early to avoid disappointment.
This programme is currently unable to take in international students, i.e., you must be a Singapore citizen, permanent resident or a resident in Singapore (e.g., Employment Pass holder) in order to apply for admission.
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Graduate Diploma in Social Work Students are required to complete a total of 30 credit units (cu) with a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.5 to graduate.
Students may opt to continue with the Master of Social Work or Master of Couple and Family Therapy specialisation with a minimum CGPA of 3.0.
Pre-requisite courses (for students without social work degree)Three pre-requisite courses are designed to prepare the non-social work degree holders for entry into the graduate diploma/master's programme. A supervised practicum (400 hours) is also required for graduates to apply their knowledge in an actual social service setting.
The Graduate Diploma in Social Work (GDSWK) and Master of Social Work (MSWK) programmes 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 master's programme.
Graduates from the graduate diploma programme will be recognised social work professionals with administrative and supervisory abilities, as accepted by the Social Work Accreditation and Advisory Board (SWAAB) and the main employers of social workers namely the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF), Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) and the National Council of Social Service (NCSS). Those who proceed to complete the master's programme will become domain specialists as well.
Applications Open: 16 November 2023
Applications Close: 15 March 2024
Next Available Intake: July 2024
Area of Interest: Social Services
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