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Bachelor of Social Work (Part-Time)

Bachelor's Degree Programme

This programme emanates from the key foundational components of social work theory and practice.

Bachelor of Social Work (Part-Time)


This degree programme emanates from the key foundational components of social work theory and practice. The focus is on the mastery and integration of an eclectic knowledge base and a broad spectrum of skills. A wide range of theoretical knowledge and practice skills underlying social work practice will be covered. All these will prepare graduates in utilising a common helping process on multiple levels - with individuals, families, groups, organisations and communities and in implementing a variety of intervention roles including advocate, broker, case manager, counsellor, group educator and mediator. The programme will prepare graduates to practise in a variety of settings and with diverse populations.

Admission Requirements

Refer to general admission criteria for undergraduate programmes.

Applicants with a SSI Higher Diploma in Social Service or a WSQ Diploma in Social Service will be considered for admission. Candidates may be required to undergo one or more interview(s) to assess their suitability in terms of their motivation and ability to complete the programme.

Financial Assistance

There are also various types of financial aid available to students who need financial assistance. Please click here for more details.

In addition to the financial aid schemes available to all students from the Singapore University of Social Sciences, there are study awards/grants which are open to Bachelor of Social Work students. They are as follows:

Programme Structure

Bachelor of Social Work

To graduate with a basic degree, students are required to complete a total of 130 credit units (cu) of courses, which includes:

Bachelor (Hons) of Social Work
This programme has an honours option. Students who achieve a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.5 and above upon completion of their basic degree will bemay be invited to enroll in the Honours programme, which will be offered only if the requisite number of students is met.

Graduating students who meet the eligibility criteria for an Honours classification will be awarded an honours degree based on aggregate academic performance measured by the CGPA assessed throughout the degree programme.

To graduate with an honours degree, students are to complete an additional 40 cu to achieve a total of 170 cu, which include:

This programme would appeal to those who are interested to pursue a career as a professional Social Worker in the various social services settings.

Social workers can practice in a variety of settings:

  • Government Ministries
  • National Council of Social Services
  • Family Services Centres
  • Community Development Centres
  • Prisons and other rehabilitation agencies
  • Hospitals, Hospices and other health agencies

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