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WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$3,396 /year
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Humanities
Campus:Upper Campus
Application Deadline: 31 July 2021
Programme Overview

Social work is a dynamic profession that promotes social change, problem-solving in human relationships and the empowerment and liberation of people to enhance well-being. Social Workers intervene at the points where people interact with their environments.

Principles of human rights and social justice are fundamental to Social Work practice. Social Work is practised worldwide in a variety of settings across all sectors of society and in close collaboration with other sectors such as education, development, health, law and business. Social Workers also engage in private practice.

Curriculum

First Year: 6 Semester courses

PSY1004F Introduction to Psychology Part 1

(or PSY1006F if taken before 2016)

PSY1005S Introduction to Psychology Part 2

(or PSY1007S if taken before 2016)

SOC1001F Introduction to Sociology

SOC1005S Individual and Society

SWK1004S Basic Professional Interaction

SWK1013F Community Connections

Second Year: 7 Semester courses

SWK2001F Introduction to Political Economy and

the Foundations of the Social Service Professions

SWK2060F Social Work Assessment

SWK2065S Social Work Intervention

SWK2070F Field Practicum I

SWK2075S Field Practicum II

EITHER:

PSY2013F Social and Developmental Psychology AND

PSY2014S Cognitive Neuroscience and Abnormal Psychology

OR 2 x SOC2000-level courses

Third Year: 6 Semester courses

SWK3061F Social Work Research

SWK3066S Contemporary Social Work Issues

SWK3070F Field Practicum III

SWK3075S Field Practicum IV

EITHER:

PSY3005F Critical Psychology AND

PSY3011S Clinical Psychology II (was PSY3004S)

OR two of:

SOC3007F Social Research

SOC3027F Social Research (Industrial Sociology)

SOC3031S Social Justice and Inequality

SOC3029S Industrial Society & Change (was SOC3028S)

Fourth Year: 6 Semester courses

SWK4015F Social Work Research II

SWK4016S Social Work Research Project Paper

SWK4030F Contemporary Families in a Changing Society SWK4031S Psychosocial Functioning & Empowerment SWK4032S Social Policy & Management

SWK4033F Field Practicum V

Admission Requirements

NSC Examinations

WPS 450 or above (likely to equate to FPS 409 or above)
An applicant with a maximum disadvantage score of 10% and an FPS
of 409 will meet the WPS 450 requirement (409+41 = 450)
NBT AL: Upper-Intermediate or above

English Language

A-Level: E
AS-Level: D
NSSC: Higher Level 3
GCSE/ IGCSE/ O-Level: C
IB HL: grade 3
IB SL: grade 4

Admission Point Score
32

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $6
Application Fees for International Students: $18

Apply online

You will need a working email address and your South African identity number. If you are an international applicant, you need your passport number.

Applications close

31 July of the year prior to study for South African and international applicants.

Application status

Check your application status online or follow the directions on your letter from the admissions office in order to log in and determine your application status. Should you not have received your login and password, you may also use your names and birth date.

Career Opportunities

From the beginning of the second year, students work with people in different communities, doing their practical work in the context of a range of government and Non-Profit Organization settings, such as schools, hospitals, development programmes, industry, prisons, rehabilitation and trauma centres.

To assist students to integrate their theoretical knowledge of assessment and intervention strategies, they receive supervision from a specialist in the field. The programme leads to a professional qualification and provides a solid foundation for all people-centred careers and social service professions.

The education and training provide knowledge for life and opportunities for lifelong learning. By the time of graduation, the student has relevant work and professional experience and is registered with a professional body to practice.

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $3,396
Tuition Fees for International Students: $3,396

Please note that fees and payment requirements differ for local and international students. A further distinction is made between international students from the SADC region, international students from elsewhere in Africa, and international students from outside Africa. The following information does not apply to students registering at the Graduate School of Business (GSB).

South African citizens and South African permanent residents

An initial payment of fees (for tuition and residence) is due by January. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. You will be allowed to register if the initial payment has not been received by the due date.

The amounts due are:

Tuition cost initial payment R27,000 (or the full fee where this is lower than the initial payment),

plus if applicable;

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due 30 June 2020.

International students from the SADC region

An initial payment of fees (tuition and residence and the administrative service fee) is due before registration. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. Allow a minimum of 14 working days for the payment to reflect in UCT’s bank account.

The amounts due are:

Tuition cost initial payment R27,000 (or the full fee where this is lower than the initial payment), plus

Non-refundable administrative service fee R4,000

plus if applicable

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due in June.

International Students

International students must make a minimum initial payment towards the tuition fees, international term fees and residence fees (where applicable), prior to registration. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. Allow a minimum of 14 working days for the payment to reflect in UCT’s bank account.

Payment due prior to registration for:

UCT full-time international fee-paying students (except Master’s & PhD students): R95,000

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due in June.

plus if applicable:

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full residence cost. Final payment is due in June.

Relevant Contact

 
Miss Fatima Williams
Programme Convener
 
Dr Jessica Tiffin
Coordinator Undergraduate Studies