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Master of Social Work MSW IGNOU

The MSW programme offers the opportunity to learners for higher studies in professional social work. Besides offering the core courses pertaining to social work curriculum across the globe and India, it includes themes in some of the pertinent areas in social work such as globalization; migration, history of social work in India, theory paper on social work practicum and a course on HIV/ AIDS which are expected to be highly useful in the present-day context. The practical components have been meticulously prepared to provide the learners, hands-on training, which will enable the candidates to find suitable placements within and outside the country.
For those seeking admission with effect from July 2018 session, it may be noted that they will be offered the revised version of MSW Programme. The highlights of the revised version include Block Placement and Internship in practical component and emphasis on Social Work in African Context, Criminal Justice, Contemporary Methods and Values of Social Work and International Social Work. Accordingly, a student is expected to successfully complete 72 credits which include compulsory courses, elective courses as well as fieldwork. The details of which are given below:

IGNOU MSW Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University.
IGNOU MSW Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi
IGNOU MSW Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.
IGNOU MSW Fee Structure: Rs. 36000/- for the full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 18000/- per year

Programme Details:

Course Code Title of the Course Credits Download
I Year (Compulsory Courses)
MSW 1 Origin and Development of Social Work 4
MSW 2 Professional Social Work: Indian Perspectives 4
MSW 5 Social Work Practicum and Supervision 4
Elective Courses (Choose any Two)
MSW 3 Basic Social Science Concepts 4
MSW 4 Social Work and Social Development 4
MSW 6 Social Work Research 4
MSWE 10 Social Work in the African Context 4
MSW 32 Social Work and Criminal Justice 4
Field Work (Compulsory)
MSWL 13 Social Work Practicum-I 8
MSWL 14 Block Placement 8
II Year
Compulsory Courses
MSW 7 Casework and Counselling: Working with Individuals 4
MSW 8 Social Group Work: Working with Groups 4
MSW 9 Community Organisation Management for Community Development 4
MSW 17 Contemporary Methods and Values of Social Work 4
Elective Courses (Choose any one)
MSWE 1 HIV/AIDS: Stigma, Discrimination and Prevention 4
MSWE 2 Women and Child Development 4
MSWE 7 International Social Work 4
MSWE 3 Disaster Management 4
MSWP 1 Dissertation (Project work) 4
Field Work (Compulsory)
MSWL 15 Social Work Practicum-II 8
MSWL 16 Internship 8
Total Credits 72

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