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Social Work, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #30 (BCR) Vancouver, Canada
In the Social Work program from University of British Columbia, you'll gain the necessary skills, knowledge, ethics, and values to work in the different areas of social work intervention: direct practice , group work, and social community development.
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Overview

The Social Work program from University of British Columbia assists you in acquiring competencies in social service delivery in the context of decolonization and social justice. This includes pedagogical and practice frameworks aimed at addressing issues of power and discrimination based on age, race, gender, sexual orientation, class, culture, and other categories.

The educational objective of the program is to provide you with the knowledge, values, ethics, and skills necessary for an initial level of professional practice focusing on the interface between personal problems and public issues.

The program includes courses on theory, policy, research, and practice. A single, integrated Social Work program can be completed in two years on a full-time basis or in three years on a part-time basis. You can apply for admission to the program after receiving a minimum of 60 credits of university level study.

The Bachelor of Social Work degree is accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE). Prospective international students should determine certification requirements in the country of their intended practice.

Your future

Professional social work practice in diverse settings including child protection, health and mental health, community development, and educational settings. Graduates work in countless public and private agencies and organizations in numerous capacities.

Accreditation

The Bachelor of Social Work degree is accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE). Prospective international students should determine certification requirements in the country of their intended practice.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses:

  • Social Work Practice 
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Integrative Seminar in Social Work Theory, Policy and Practice
  • Social Analysis for Social Work Practice
  • Culture and Race in Social Work Practice
  • Canadian Social Policy
  • Practicum 
  • Advanced Integrative Seminar in Social Work Theory, Policy and Practice
  • First Nations Social Issues
  • Integrative Seminars in Social Work

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • The UBC online application (including Personal Profile, if applicable)
  • English Language Admission Standard (ELAS)
  • ELAS waiver request and supporting documentation
  • Interim transcript deadline (only for students currently attending high school)
  • Final transcript

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19020 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38051 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    2700 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5399 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Vancouver

  • 1590 - 2690 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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