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Social Work, BSW

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

Overview

The Social Work program of University of Victoria, British Columbia speaks to students' interest in creating a just society with a strong focus on Indigenous and anti-oppressive approaches to working with communities, families and individuals.

Areas of focus

  • Child Welfare Specialization
  • Indigenous Specialization
  • Indigenous Child Welfare Specialization

Career paths

Social work is a profession founded on social justice. In your career, you'll address broad social issues such as poverty, child welfare, health care, human rights and the environment.

  • Abuse/crisis counsellor
  • Addictions counsellor
  • Adoptions worker
  • Agency administration
  • Child and youth worker
  • Child protection worker
  • Clinical social worker
  • Corrections (probation officer, etc.)
  • Employment counsellor
  • Family support worker
  • Health care social worker
  • Intake worker
  • Mental health worker
  • Outreach worker
  • Policy analyst/advisor
  • School-based counsellor

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • An Introduction to Social Work Practice
  • Introduction to the Critical Analysis of Social Welfare in Canada
  • Social Work Practicum
  • Social Work Practicum by Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)
  • Understanding Oppression
  • Collaborative Conversations: Working within Communities

English Language Requirements

  • 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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  • 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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Completion of a minimum of the first two years (30 units) of an undergraduate program at UVic, with an overall average of at least 4.0 (on the UVic 9.0 point scale) or better, or the equivalent at another university or community college on the last 12 units of university-transfer course work at the time of application (up to and including December).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • International students must complete 12 years or more of academic preparation and graduate from a recognized senior secondary school program. University entrance examinations required in the home country may also be requested.
  • In addition, students must satisfy UVic’s English Language Proficiency Requirement (ENPR). Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Some programs have a higher admission cut-off, or require specific prerequisite courses, and/or additional selection criteria.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24926 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24926 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5696 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5696 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Victoria

  • 1490 - 2100 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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