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BA Social Work

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4 Years, Bachelor of Arts, System of Credits
This programme of study is in the accreditation process


Social work is a profession that responds to crises and emergencies as well as to everyday personal and social problems. It helps individuals, families, groups or communities in order to develop or regain their ability to be socially functional and enjoy creatively the products of development in their domain (economic, social, cultural) and at the same time to achieve their objectives.
In Cyprus in accordance with a recent statute, social workers are required to have special training at Higher Educational Institutions as a precondition for practicing the profession.
The course is designed to prepare students for social work practice. It draws on theories of human behaviour and social systems, social welfare policy, human rights and social justice and the social environment.

Employment prospects:

  • Social Welfare/Providence Services
  • Health Services (hospitals, Rehabilitation Centres, Clinics etc.)
  • Mental Health Services (Psychiatric Clinics, community mental health, rehabilitation of mentally sick, etc.)
  • General Rehabilitation Services:
    • Invalid
    • Discharged prisoners
    • Rehabilitation after a health problem (Aids - Stroke etc.)
    • Rehabilitation of law breakers
    • Rehabilitation of addicts
  • Education Services (Schools, Universities)
  • Private or Community Kindergarten, children clubs and Centres of Children Day Care
  • Institutional Services (child protection, adolescent or juvenile offences against Invalid, Aged)
  • Courts:
    • Supervision of juvenile offenders
    • Guardian Supervision of Adults
    • Mediation (Family Court)
  • Police Force
  • Prison Service
  • Support Services (individuals, families of vulnerable groups, population etc.)
  • Local Government
  • Ministry of Defence Services for recruits
  • Civil Defence Services
  • Youth Services
  • Programmes for vulnerable groups of the population, such as the aged, invalid, sufferers of chronic diseases, displaced, foreign workers. Also programmes of state of emergency such as earthquakes conflicts, displacement of populations other natural disasters
  • Trade Unions and Employers Associations
  • Large Organisations such as Banks, Telecommunications Authority, Electricity Authority
  • Large industrial units

Advantages for the holders of the BA Degree in Social Work:

  • Holders of the BA Degree in Social Work can pursue employment in the Private and Public Sectors.
  • Continue for postgraduate studies at FIT and acquire the Master of Business Administration Degree (MBA).
  • Continue for postgraduate studies (MA//MBA/PhD) at UK or USA Universities.

Students must complete a total of 131 credit hours

Required Subjects                                 Hours  Credits
                                                                      
ASPS 101 Psychology I                               3       3
ASSO 102 Introduction to Sociology                  2       2
ASPO 103 Introduction to Political Science          3       3
ASAL 104 Principle of Administrative Law I          2       2
ASHE 107 Health Education and Health Promotion      2       2
ASCO 105 Use of Computers                           2       2
ASSW 106 Introduction to Social Work I              2       2
ASCW 108 Creative Writing                           2       2
AENG 101 Basic English                              2-5*    NC
ASSO 112 Sociology II                               3       3
ASPS 111 Psychology II                              3       3
ASFL 114 Principles of Family Law                   2       2
ASIS 115 Information Systems I                      2       2
ASSW 116 Introduction to Social Work II             2       2
ASSS 113 Social Welfare - Social Services           3       3
AENG 102 Intermediate English                       2-5*    NC
ASMI 201 Microeconomics I                           2       2
ASSO 208 Sociology III                              2       2
ASCP 204 Clinical Psychology                        2       2
ASCS 203 Community Social Work I                    3       3
ASGW 205 Group Social Work I                        3       3
ASCW 206 Case Social Work I                         3       3
ASCS 207 Communication and Interviewing Skills      2       2
ASPS 202 Psychiatry I                               2       2
AENG 213 English Composition                        2-5*    NC
ASMA 211 Macroeconomics II                          2       2
ASPS 212 Psychiatry II                              2       2
ASCS 213 Community Social Work II                   3       3
ASGW 215 Group Social Work II                       3       3
ASCW 216 Case Social Work II                        3       3
ASFW 214 Field Work I                               3       3
AENG 214 Advanced Writing                           2-5*    NC
ASIU 301 Intermethod - Unified Social Work          3       3
ASSP 302 Social Planning                            3       3
ASWF 303 Social Work with Families                  3       3
ASIW 304 Intercultural Social Work                  2       2
ASST 305 Statistics                                 2       2
ASSS 306 Administration of Social Services          3       3
ASTE 307 Social Work Terminology (English)          1       1
ASSP311  Social Policy                              3       3
ASRM 312 Research Methodology in Social Work I      3       3
ASFW 313 Field Work II                              3       3
ASFV 314 Family Violence and Social Work            3       3
ASCP 401 Social Work and Child Protection           3       3
ASJD 405 Social Work and Juvenil Deliquency         2       2
ASHS 403 Social Work in Health Settings             2       2
ASIN 404 Social Work with individuals
         with Special Needs                         2       2
ASRM 402 Research Methodology II                    2       2
ESEL 406 Social Work and the Elderly                3       3
ASLG 412 Social Work and Local Government           2       2
ASEU 411 Social Work in the European Union          2       2
ASDI 413 Social Work with Dependent Individuals     2       2
ASSE 414 Seminar                                    3       3
ASTH 415 Thesis                                     3       3

History and Literature Electives                    4       4
Social Work and Civilisation Electives              4       4


* English teaching hours range between 2 and 5 hours depending on the level of the student's English knowledge.

History and Literature Electives
Students must take two elective subjects from following list:

                                                  Hours  Credits

AECH 101 Introduction to the History of Cyprus      2       2
AECH 111 Cyprus in the Twentieth Century            2       2
AEGL 111 Modern Greek Literature                    2       2

Social Work and Civilisation Electives
Students must take two elective subjects from following list:

 
                                                  Hours  Credits

ASIS 100 Social Work in Industrial Setting          2       2
ASPC 101 Social Work in Military and Policy Forces  2       2
ASES 102 Social Work in Educational Settings        2       2
ASCC 103 Cyprus and Culture                         2       2
ASPC 104 Institutions for the Protection of Citizen 2       2
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