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Bachelor of Social and Community Work (BSCW) 

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No new enrolments will be accepted for this programme. Students enrolled in 2011 or earlier should consult the Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work for advice on choice of papers.

Overview

A four-year degree offering formal social work education. Available to both on-campus and distance students, this programme will provide a foundation for work in the social services. Formal entry into the BSCW degree will normally be available by admission at second year (distance) and third year (on-campus) following a period of intermediate study.

The Bachelor of Social and Community Work (BSCW) is also available through Distance Learning.

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Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Social and Community Work (BSCW)

1 Admission to the Programme

(a) Admission to the programme shall be determined by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities) on the advice of the Social and Community Work Admissions Committee.

(b) To be admitted to the programme at the Second Stage, an applicant must have passed, or be eligible for credit for, the First Stage compulsory papers as specified in the schedule of papers for the degree. The Committee will require evidence of every applicant's personal suitability, prior learning, and competence in social service work, and must be satisfied that the applicant satisfies the requirements of the Social Workers Registration Act 2003.

(c) To be admitted to the programme at the Third Stage, an applicant must have passed papers worth 216 points from the First and Second Stages as specified in the programme requirements above. Candidates will be selected on the basis of their academic record, personal suitability and proven experience in the social services. The Social and Community Work Admissions Committee must be satisfied that applicants meet the requirements of the Social Work Registration Act 2003.

2 Structure of the Programme

(a) Every programme shall consist of papers worth not less than 486 points, as prescribed in the programme requirements above.

(b) The Head of the Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work may approve variations from the normal sequence of papers.

(c) The degree may be completed on campus or by distance learning.

3 Prerequisites, Corequisites and Restrictions

Every programme of study shall satisfy the requirements for prerequisites, corequisites and restrictions set out in the Prescriptions (published in the Guide to Enrolment).

4 Duration of the Programme

A candidate shall follow a programme of study for not less than four years of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study.

5 Variations

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.

Notes:

(1) Student numbers may be limited by the capacity of the social services to manage the fieldwork placements.

(2) An application for admission to the programme is required; this is separate from the enrolment process. Applications must be made on the prescribed form and received by the Administrator, Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work, no later than 1 October in the year before admission for students applying for 300-level admission, and 1 November in the year before admission for students applying for 200-level admission.

(3) Applicants for admission at 200-level will be distance students and must have proven social service work competence. Other students may apply for admission at 300-level to the on-campus programme.

(4) Applicants with appropriate previous qualifications or prior learning and experience may be eligible for ad eundem credit or RPL (recognition of prior learning) credit towards the programme.

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