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WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$3,741 /year
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts in Social Work
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Humanities
Campus:East Campus
Application Deadline: September 2021
Programme Overview

Promote social change, and the development and wellbeing of people.
The Social Work Department strives to be a centre of excellence in promoting social change, development, and the wellbeing of people, through research, teaching, and community service.

Social workers help individuals, groups, and communities solve problems relating to human relationships, and facilitate the empowerment and liberation of people by enhancing their wellbeing and promoting social change. Principles of human rights, anti-oppression, and social justice form the foundation of the profession.

During the four-year degree, you will learn about professional ethics and processes in social work, as well as different intervention models, the legislative framework, research methodologies, and concepts and theories underpinning the profession.

Once you’ve completed the undergraduate degree, you may extend your studies to Master’s and Doctorate levels.

Curriculum

First year
– Psychology I
– Sociology I
– Social Work I

Second year
– Psychology II
– Sociology II
– Social Work II

Third year
– Social Work 111
– Psychology III
OR
– Sociology III

Fourth year
– Field Instruction
– Social Work Theory
– Research Report

Admission Requirements

– APS 34+
– English Home Language OR First Additional Language Level 5

Wait-listing
Applicants with an entry requirement of at least 30-33 APS points are wait-listed, subject to place availability.

Additional Selection Criteria
Potential social work students are required to write a National Benchmark Test (NBT) at an affiliated venue before 31 October 2019.

International Qualifications
English Language (O Level: A-C | A Level: A-E | AS Level: A-D)

Application Process
Application Fees for South African and SADC Students: $7
Application Fees for International Students: $46

The Student Enrolment Centre at Wits handles all student applications.
– Check the admission requirements for your degree. Check if any additional selection requirements apply.
– Submit your application, required documentation and application fee before the closing date.
– Local Students pay an application fee of R100 while International Students pay R700
– Once you have applied, an admissions consultant will be assigned to your application.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Marriage and Divorce Counsellor
– Substance Abuse Counsellor
– Development Planner Working with disadvantaged communities
– Lecturer
– Personnel Manager
– Probation Officer
– Social Welfare Manager
– Social Welfare Researcher
– Social Worker in the fields of:
– Child and Family Welfare
– Geriatrics
– Occupational
– Medical
– Educational Social Work

Tuition Fees Details
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Tuition Fees for South African and SADC Students: $3,741
Tuition Fees for International Students: $7,483

Tuition Fees per year for South African Students = R56,920
Tuition Fees per year for International Students = R113840
(The tuition fees for International students includes an additional International Registration fee R6,650 to the normal fees.)

**Students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries pay also annual local tuition fees and related costs (The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe)

International Students should take note:
– 75% of the annual tuition fee is payable on or before registration, as well as 75% of the on-campus accommodation fee.
– This payment includes the annual tuition fees and other related costs.
– The balance of the fees is payable by 31 March for undergraduate students, and for postgraduate students 30 days after registration. This excludes students with Refugee status.
– Fees clearance is to be obtained from the Fees Office.
– If you are sponsored, your sponsorship letter has to be vetted by the Financial Aid and Scholarships
Office (FASO).
– All international students (those who are not South African citizens or who do not have permanent residence status in South Africa) are required by the Department of Home Affairs to provide proof of available funds for the tuition fee for the academic year prior to receiving his/her study visa.

Relevant Contact

 
Fezile Ndebele
Administrative Officer
 
Thandi Buso
School Administrative Manager