Undergraduate Studies

The Social Work Programme takes account of modern social risks and needs that bring into question the state capacity to promote social and economic justice, cultural diversity and the empowerment of individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. The ultimate goal of the Programme is to educate and train social work practitioners who demonstrate the values and ethics of the profession and practitioners who are competent for generalist social work practice at the BSW level.


The Social Work Programme aims to provide an integrated, stimulating education for students who wish to obtain qualifications in the practice of the subject. In particular, it aims to:

- Equip them with the understanding & appropriate skills to operate effectively within a diverse, multi-cultural & multi-disciplinary environment

- Provide opportunities for the development of a broad perspective for human needs, equal opportunities & Human Rights through an understanding of social welfare programmes, services and issues

- Prepare students for postgraduate education in the Helping Professions

Social Work Programme Objectives

- To prepare students to become professional practitioners in Social Work;

- To offer an effective study module for entry in a variety of Social Work careers in welfare and other social policy fields, for which the Bachelor's degree is an initial requirement;

- To prepare students for postgraduate education in the field of Helping Professions;

Furthermore, it aspires:
- To advance multi-disciplinary doctrinal and operational research in Social Work and in social policy fields for the development of new social protection initiatives and policies;

- To offer educational opportunities to Social Work practitioners for in-service training;

- To prepare the ground for postgraduate studies in Social Work, within the UNic educational system;

Learning Outcomes

By the completion of Social Work will be awarded to students who are able to:

- identify the values and ethics of the profession;

- apply theory to practice and use social work methods;

- apply accurately established methods of analysis and to assess users’ needs;

- develop skills in partnership and ability in working across professional disciplines;

- illustrate communication skills in Social Work.