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 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.
The Graduate Diploma and Master of Social Work 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 this programme will be recognised social work professionals with administrative and supervisory abilities as well as domain specialists, as accepted by the Singapore Association of Social Workers (SASW) 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).
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.
- 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.
The programme offers a specialisation track in Couple and Family Therapy which will train the student to work with couples and families having relational issues. The various models of family therapy like systemic, structural, strategic, experiential and others will be covered.