Master in Social Work [MSW]

This program offers an advanced opportunity for student looking to contribute to societal welfare by grooming them to become leaders in development, health and welfare sectors. With a mix of theory and practical sessions, knowledge acquiring and sharing, students are fully equipped to tackle real-life social issues and promote societal betterment.
The program consists of social sciences, sociology, psychology, political science, public health, community development, law and economics to solve problems at individual and community levels. Social Work generally focuses on Public Health, Education, Community Development, Family, Rehabilitation and Correction, Women Empowerment.

Features & Highlights Admission Process Prerequisites & Eligibility Syllabus

FY Application Fee ₹ 1000

FY Academic Fee ₹ 64199

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  • First-hand pre-employment exposure through a continuous month-long Block Placement Training.
  • Reinforcing theoretical concepts, the students undertake field work practicum for 15 hours a week.
  • Personal Development of Young Minds under the guidance of professional faculty.
  • Ensuring engagement in Social and Developmental Initiatives during the year.
  • Creating an energetic learning environment through Community Outreach, Workshops, Brain Storming Sessions along with Volunteer Activities.
  • Facilitating target-oriented specializations such as Health and Development (HD); Children Family and Youth(CFY), Community Organization and Community Development (COCD)
  • Admission to this program is merit-based based on the result obtained at Goa University's GU-ART entrance test following any notifications made at the time by the University/Goa Govt/Central Govt.
  • On obtaining the GU-ART the applicants must register for the program by filling up the online application and providing necessary information in the form of data, documents and photographs.
  • On successful verification of the online application a video/telephonic/physical interview will be scheduled and conducted subject to Govt notifications.
  • Based on the verification the applicant will be short listed and intimated of the same.
  • A physical verification of documents will be carried out for which guidelines will be communicated to the applicant accordingly.
  • Student candidacy will be confirmed on full payment of Academic Fee.
  • Applicants who have successfully completing a three year undergraduate program recognized by Goa University are eligible for this Post graduation program.
Term I
Course Credits
Introduction to Social Work: History & Ideology2
Understanding Society & Social Problems2
Case Work & Counselling4
Group Work4
Concurrent Field Work Practicum4
Term II
Course Credits
Law, Public Policy & Social Work2
Human Growth & Behaviour2
Community Organization 4
Social Welfare Administration2
Social Work Research2
Concurrent Field Work Practicum & Rural Camp4
Semester III
Course Credits
Block Placement4
Social Action, Social Movements, Networking & Advocacy2
Gender & Equity 2
Health & Development
Health Care Social Work Practice I4
Health Care Social Work Practice II4
Community Organization & Community Development Practice
Perspectives On Urban Community Development4
Perspectives On Rural Community Development4
Social Work Practice with Children, Family & Youth
Family Centred Social Work Practice4
Social Work Practice With Children4
Specialisation Specific Field Work Practicum & Mandatory Research Proposal4
Semester IV
Course Credits
Dalits, Adivasis & Minorities in India2
Environmental Studies & Disaster Management 2
Health & Development
Health Care Administration & Programming2
Rehabilitation & After Care Services2
Community Organization & Community Development Practice
Perspectives on Tribes & Tribal Development 2
Social Work Practice with Children, Family & Youth
Social Work Practice with Youth2
Social Work in the Field of Education2
Research Project Dissertation4
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