Master of Social Work KPT/JPS(FA 5380)09/25

Social work is a professional and academic discipline that describes the application of social theory and research methods to study and improve the lives of people, groups, and societies. It incorporates and utilizes other social sciences as a means to improve the human condition and positively change society's response to chronic problems. The programme deals with the fundamental knowledge of power and resources distributed in the world, and impact political decisions on societies. The purpose of the programme is to assist students to develop knowledge and skills for professional careers in international policy studies. The curriculum for Master of Social Work is also structured such that the students from social science, arts and humanities department from Lincoln University College and from outside of the Lincoln University College could enroll in the program to enrich their capacity in this particular field in order to broaden their sphere of opportunities in the marketplace.

For successful completion of Masters degree in LUC, each candidate should publish minimum of Two research articles in scopus indexed journals, with Lincoln affiliation.

The programme lays emphasis on fundamentals of social work practice which communicates to individuals, families, small groups, organizations and communities. It is designed to provide specific knowledge and practice skills in the concentrations of Interpersonal Practice or Innovation in Community, Policy, and Leadership.

  • To comprehend and interpret the history of the social work profession and its contemporary structures and issues

  • To evaluate research studies, apply research findings to practice, and evaluate their own practice interventions

  • To draw on theoretical frameworks supported by empirical evidence to identify with individual progress and conduct across the life span and the communications among individuals and between individual and families, groups, organiza-tions, and communities.

Social workers are concerned with social problems, their causes, their solutions and their human impacts. Career pros-pects for social workers are strong. In a volatile and constantly evolving economy, social work is also a profession built for flexibility. Opportunity in the governmental sector is mainly in the community development projects pertaining to health, education, rural development, child, woman and tribal welfare etc. Work in NGOs’ can be specific to either urban or rural area. Most popular social work careers: Medical Social Worker, Substance Abuse Counselor, Child Welfare Case Worker, School Social Worker

Full Time : 18 Months.
Part Time : 30 Months.

Sl.No. MQA Subject Code Subject Name Credits
1 MSW 5113 Philosophical Analysis of Social Work Development 3
2 MSW 5123 Human Behaviour in Social Environment 3
3 MSW 5133 Social Work with Displaced Populations 3
4 MSW 5143 Advanced Social Work Practice 3
5 MSW 5213 Human Services Administration 3
6 MSW 5223 Social Work Research I 3
7 MSW 5233 Information & Communication Technology in Social Work 3
8 MSW 5243 Advanced Social Policy 3
9 MSW 5313 Advanced Community Organization and Social Development 3
10 MSW 5323 Social Work Research II 3
11 MSW 5336 Practicum 6
12 MSW 5433 Understanding Social Change & Issues 3
13 MSW 5426 Project Paper 6

Intake :

  1. January
  2. May
  3. September

Entry Requirements :

  1. Bachelor's degree (Level 6, Malaysian Qualifications Framework (MQF)) with honours in a related field or equivalent from Lincoln University College or another university with a CGPA of at least 2.50; or
  2. Bachelor's degree (Level 6, MQF) or equivalent but does not achieve a CGPA of 2.50, may be admitted subject to a minimum of 5 years of work experience in social work or other related fields; or
  3. Other qualifications recognized as equivalent by the Government of Malaysia.
  4. For international students:

    Test score of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 500, International English Language Test System (IELTS) 5.0 or other equivalent qualification for international students. If the student does not meet the criteria, the HEP must offer an English course to ensure that the student's proficiency is adequate for the needs of the program.

Duration : 18 Months.

University : Lincoln University College

Level : Master