WA23 - Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) Social Work Studies

UG Programme 6

Professional social work practice in Malaysia is becoming much more relevant in the last few decades because of rapid urbanization, changes in family structures, diminishing traditional support network and the increasing number of social problems. The main purpose of social work is about the enhancement of human well being and the promotion of social justice and social development. The courses offered by this programme are intended to prepare and equip the students with knowledge on the interaction between human and society, Students learn theories and skills in social work to enable them to play their roles effectively in helping or working with individuals, groups and communities as well as formulating social policies. This programme is broad-based, drawing on knowledge from other social science disciplines and behavioural sciences, such as planning, management, and both communication and interpersonal skills.

At the end of the study, social work graduates are expected to:

  • Have acquired knowledge and skills that enable them to engage appropriately in any social, economic and cultural context they may be.
  • Integrate knowledge, values and skills in social work practice.
  • Critically analyze the social issues and problems resulting from social dynamics particularly in the context of developing countries.
  • Exhibit good communication skills needed at different levels of intervention in social work including multi-disciplinary practices.
  • Demonstrate empathy and awareness on cultural and personal levels.
  • Instill the core values of social work by emphasizing on the practices of anti-discrimination, social justice, diversity, equality and human rights.
  • Participate critically in issues relating to the development of professional competency in social work.
  • Develop competency and skills in evaluation and problem solving at both micro and macro levels.
  • Plan and coordinate services, programmes and policies related to the needs and care of families, community and society.
Career Prospects

A. University's Minimum Entry Requirements

The minimum requirements for entry into most undergraduate programmes are as follows:

Good pass in the Sijil Peperiksaan Malaysia (SPM) with a credits in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia subject or a credits in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia July Paper and a pass in Sejarah subject (for SPM 2013 and above) in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)

AND

A good pass in the Sijil Tinggi Peperiksaan Malaysia (STPM) with a minimum of:

  • Grade C (NGMP 2.00) in Pengajian Am; AND
  • Grade C (NGMP 2.00) in two (2) other subjects,

OR

A good pass in Sijil Matrikulasi KPM/Asasi Sains UM/ Asasi UiTM with a minimum

  • CGPA of 2.00

OR

A recognised Diploma in relevant fields

AND

Malaysian University English Test (MUET)

  • At least Band 1

Good pass in the Sijil Peperiksaan Malaysia (SPM) with a credits in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia subject or a credits in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia July Paper and a pass in Sejarah subject (for SPM 2013 and above) in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)

Notes:

  1. Entry requirements into professional courses such as Medicine and Engineering are generally much higher. In addition there are also specific requirements for entry into certain programmes. Further details can be obtained from the relevant faculties.
  2. For foreign students, the general requirement is a good pass in A level, Matriculation, Higher School Certificates or other equivalent pre-university examinations. Malaysian Government Policy states that admission into certain degree programmes are restricted to local students only.

B. Special Requirements for Enrolment

Science Stream

  • To get at least a pass with E Grade in SPM Level for below subjects:
  • Mathematics/Additional Mathematics
  • Bahasa Inggeris

Arts Stream

  • To get at least a pass with E Grade in SPM Level for below subjects:
  • Mathematics/Additional Mathematics
  • Bahasa Inggeris

Science Stream

  • Possessing a Diploma in the relevant field or any other qualifications endorsed by the UNIMAS Senate with a minimum CGPA of 2.00
  • AND
  • To provide Academic Transcript from First Year till Final Semester.
  • OR
  • To get at least a credit with C Grade (NGMP 2.00) in STPM Level in any two(2) subjects (excluding Pengajian Am)
  • OR
  • To get at least C Grade (2.00) in Matriculation/Asasi Level in any two(2) subjects
  • AND
  • To get at least a pass with E Grade in SPM Level for below subjects:
  • Mathematics/Additional Mathematics
  • Bahasa Inggeris

Arts Stream

  • Possessing a Diploma in the relevant field or any other qualifications endorsed by the UNIMAS Senate with a minimum CGPA of 2.00
  • AND
  • To provide Academic Transcript from First Year till Final Semester.
  • OR
  • To get at least a credit with C Grade (NGMP 2.00) in STPM Level in any two(2) subjects (excluding Pengajian Am)
  • OR
  • To get at least C Grade (2.00) in Matriculation/Asasi Level in any two(2) subjects
  • AND
  • To get at least a pass with E Grade in SPM Level for below subjects:
  • Mathematics/Additional Mathematics
  • Bahasa Inggeris

Science / Accounting / Law / TESL Stream

  • To get at least a C Grade (2.00) in Matriculation/Asasi Level in any two (2) subjects
  • AND
  • To get at least a pass with E Grade in SPM Level for below subjects:
  • Mathematics/Additional Mathematics
  • Bahasa Inggeris

Interested applicants should have successfully completed a minimum of 12 years of primary and secondary schools with a Higher School Certificate (HSC) qualification or its equivalents. In addition, students who have obtained a high school/college diploma or its equivalent may also apply

International students who wish to enroll in undergraduate programmes at UNIMAS are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements as listed below:

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing Scheme) score of 5.5 or
  • TOEFL (test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 550 or
  • CBT (computer-based TOEFL) score of 230 or
  • IBT (internet-based TOEFL) minimum score of 80 or
  • English Language requirement may be satisfied for applicants who have successfully completed full time secondary or tertiary studies or equivalent qualification where the language of instruction and assessment was in English. Academic transcript and an official letter from the institution certifying that English was the medium of instruction and assessment must be provided.

Students without the required level of English but meet the requirement for undergraduate studies will be given a conditional offer of undergraduate study and are required to enroll in the Intensive English Language Programme offered by the Faculty of Language Studies and Communication Studies, UNIMAS. Students who pass the Intensive English Language Programme can pursue their full-time undergraduate study at UNIMAS. For information about the Intensive English Language Programme, please email Dr Collin Jerome at jcollin@unimas.my or Ms Ivy at info@iad.unimas.my

To be updated soon.
For further information, please contact:
Associate Professor Dr. Mus Chairil bin Samani
Deputy Dean (Undergraduate & Student Development),
Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS),
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak,
94300 Kota Samarahan,
Tel : +(60-82) 584180
Fax : +(60-82)
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