Diploma in Social Work & Social Administration

Course Code: DSWSA

Level: Diploma

Duration: 2 Years

Course Overview

As the world continues to develop and evolve in several aspects, social wellbeing of people, communities, and nations at large is at the center of development. This calls for dedicated, passionate and career-oriented social workers and administrators with specialized knowledge to support societies in addressing societal issues, and finding solutions to prevailing challenges and problems.

Social work and services aim to address a range of societal issues and challenges ranging from poverty, sanitation, education, physical, mental, and psychological health, family issues, equity, and community development at large; providing services, innovations, therapy/counselling, and connecting people to needed resources.

On the other hand, social administration presents the need to understand human behavior, a commitment to social ethics and values, and a vision for the future for the communities served, allowing for those in the sector to make a positive difference in the societies they live in and serve.

With the need for these skills at community, regional, national, and global level in both government and non-governmental organizations to deliver vital human services and social development, this presents the need for specialization and strong knowledge in social administration to serve in these organization, with knowledge in identifying of areas and sectors that lack support, design of programs, budgeting, evaluation of the effectiveness of the programs, managing of overarching strategy for community development, and supporting of policy formulation for regulation, monitoring and harmonization of social interventions.

MODULES

YEAR I SEMESTER I

  • DSWA111 Introduction to Sociology
  • DSWA112 Introduction to Social Work
  • DBA113 Introduction to Economics
  • DCS113 Computer Applications
  • DJM115 Communications Skills

YEAR I SEMESTER II

  • DSWA121 Social Anthropology
  • DSWA122 Theory and Practice of Social Work
  • DSWA123 Elements of Social Work Interventions
  • DSWA124 Organizational Theory
  • DSWA125 Field Work I

YEAR II SEMESTER I

  • DTH215 Intercultural Communication
  • DSWA212 Field Work II
  • DBA214 Research Methodology
  • DSWA214 Community Based Intervention Strategies
  • DSWA215 Community Based Rehabilitation

YEAR II SEMESTER II

  • DSWA221 Family Services and Law
  • DBA221 Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in Business
  • DSWA223 Social Security and Protection
  • DAF223 Cost Accounting
  • DSWA225 Final Year Project/Thesis

Industrial training

  • DSWA226 Industrial Attachment (8 weeks)

CAREER PATHS

Students who undertake this program will have careers in the social work and administration with Local Governments, Government, Non-Governmental Organizations, and Development agencies as Social Workers, Community Development Officers, Family Protection Officers, Program Officers, Community Mobilization Officers, Activists, as well as Social Entrepreneurs and Innovators, among other similar roles aligned to this sector.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Option A

The Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) with at least 1 principal pass and 2 subsidiary passes obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent

OR: A Certificate from a recognized institution of learning within the same, or in a related field.

Option B

The Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least 5 credits obtained at the same sitting, or it’s equivalent.

COURSE FEES (PER ACADEMIC YEAR)

Semester I

FeesFor NationalsFor International Students
Tuition (Per Semester)550,000/=$335
Functional Fees (Payable once a year)470,000/=$175
Total1,020,000/=$510

Semester II

FeesFor NationalsFor International Students
Tuition (Per Semester)550,000/=$335
Functional FeesN/AN/A
Total550,000/=$335