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Requirements to study social work at UJ

Requirements to study social work at uj

The Department of Social Work at the University of Johannesburg offers professional qualifications at UNDERGRADUATE and POSTGRADUATE level.

UNDERGRADUATE  level: (see programmes)


This is a four-year qualification offered full-time at the Auckland Park Campus only.

Students must register for specific courses withi​n the Faculty of Humanities with majors in Social Work (at 4th year level) and Psychology and Sociology (one up to 3rd year level), register for Internship whereby the student must attend Internship classes at the university as well as complete set number of hours of field instruction at approved welfare organisations in the social services sector each year.

The BSW program is accredited by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and is aligned with the 27 Exit Level Outcomes defined by the Standards Generating Body (SGB) for Social Work and the Council for Higher Education (CHE).


This is a three year qualification offered under the Department of Social Work, at the Soweto campus of the University of Johannesburg.

Students must register for prescribed modules for the fulfilment of the Bachelor of Arts (Community Development and Leadership) degree.

Visit UJ's website for applications and more information