Course - Post Graduate
Master of Social Work

Course: Master of Social Work
Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Degree from any Stream  
Students would have to apply their theoretical knowledge into practice through field work which is a compulsory aspect of the curriculum. As part of field work, students will be exposed to various settings of work such as hospitals, homes for the elderly, children’s home, de-addiction and rehabilitation centres, schools, prisons, community development projects, rural areas and urban slums etc. Apart from regular field work, students would be given opportunities to participate in field projects of the department and university so they experientially learn the prevailing issues in society and intervention strategies thereof. 
The course would thus enable the students to be facilitators of change by working with individuals, groups and communities. Through the course, the students would acquire skills in analysis, problem solving, counseling, community organizing, management of projects and nonprofit organisations and also in social work research.
The MSW programme from its inception has always been a generic course with no specializations. However, analyzing the job placements of the students and the future placement possibilities, in 2014 the need was felt that the MSW programmes need to focus its thrust on certain areas. Thus the FOCUS areas were introduced
About the Course

Year

Course Description

Competencies

1st  year
1st& 2nd Semester

The course intends to provide knowledge on  the applications of Social Work profession in various settings

Basics of Social Work profession

2nd year
3rd& 4th Semester

To equip students in applying their knowledge in their respective focus areas while working with communities and organizations

Focus Paper on Family and Child Welfare OR Public Health

Course of study
The course is designed to bridge the gap between theory and practice ensuring optimum learning by the students

  • Theoretical knowledge

 

Lectures, demonstration, group discussions, guest lectures, assignments, case studies, article/book reviews, debates, presentations, quiz

  • Practical knowledge

Surveys, role plays, field work, workshops, seminars, project works, Community Camp, study tour, Case work, Group Work, presentations, research dissertation and other experiential activities.

Course Outline:

First Semester

Sl. No.

Paper code

Paper

Theory Credits

1

MSW501

History and Philosophy of Social Work

3

2

MSW502

Working with Individuals

3

3

MSW503

Working with Communities

3

4

MSW504

Research Methodology I

3

5

MSW505

Analysis of Indian Society

2

6

MSW 506

Entreprepneurship Development

2

7

MSW507

Field Work

4

 

ENGL501

English and Communication I

3

22

Second Semester

Sl. No.

Paper code

Paper

Theory Credits

1

MSW 511

Working with Groups

3

2

MSW 512

Research Methodology II

3

3

MSW 513

Social Welfare Administration

3

4

MSW 514

Contemporary Ideologies of Social Work

3

5

MSW 515

Dynamics of Human Behaviour

2

6

ENGL 511

English and Communication II

3

7

MSW 516

Field Work

4

 

MSW 517

Community Camp

2

 

 

Total

23

Third Semester

Sl. No.

Paper code

Paper

Theory Credits

1

MSW601

Counseling: Theory and Practice

3

2

MSW602

Focus Paper I (Public Health/Family Child Welfare)

3

3

MSW603

Focus Paper II (Public Health/Family Child Welfare)

3

4

MSW604

Tribal Development

3

5

MSW615

Micro Finance and Livilihood

2

6

MSW606

Disaster Management

2

7

MSW607

Field Work

4

8

ENGL601

English and Communication III

2

Total

22

Fourth Semester

Sl. No.

Paper code

Paper

Theory Credits

 

MSW611

Environment and Development

3

 

MSW612

Focus Paper III and IV: Public Health (Mental Health and Community Nutrition)

3

 

MSW613

Focus Paper III and IV: Family Child Welfare (Child Rights and Working with Families )

3

 

MSW614

Gender and Development

3

 

MSW603

Industrial Social Work

2

 

MSW 616

Field Work

4

 

MSW617

Research Disssertation

2

 

ENGL611

English and Communication IV

3

 

 

Total

23

Job Prospects:

Non Profit or Public Social Service agencies

Grassroots advocacy organizations

Community Health Organizations

Faith Based Organizations

Research based Organizations

Educational Institutions

Hospital settings

Department of Social Welfare, Government of Meghalaya

Rehabilitation centres

Government Departments as Administrators, Monitoring, Evaluation of Government Projects

This course is offered in :-

Department of Social Work,
Martin Luther Christian University,
Dongktieh, Block 1, Nongrah, Shillong-793006.

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Mission Statement

To contribute to the sustainable development of Meghalaya and Northeast India, while upholding and conserving its bio-cultural heritage, by providing knowledge and skills that will enable our students to become global citizens and by recognizing the Christian legacy of the University and its commitment to Christian institutions and the Christian community.

Our Pledge

We the incoming/outgoing students of the Martin Luther Christian University vow to always uphold the principles of Honesty, Sustainability, Tolerance and Respect, Quality, Perseverance, Humility, Teamwork, Leadership, Accountability and Recognition as upheld to us in the University. This pledge we make freely, fully understanding that these values will make us good humans and role models.

Contact Details

Martin Luther Christian University
Dongktieh, Block -1,
Nongrah, Shillong 793006
Meghalaya
Ph: 0364-2535467/0364- 2535437
E-mail: admin@mlcuniv.in , registrar@mlcuniv.in, admissions@mlcuniv.in
Website: www.mlcuniv.in