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Bachelor of Social Work at Wits: The BA Social Work is a four-year professional degree programme. Social workers work in various fields of service such as community development, child protection, child and family welfare, youth programmes, disability, health, education, the workplace, and social policy development.

Qualification: B Social Work


Duration: 4 years

SchoolHuman and Community Development

Study mode: Full-time

Promote social change, and the development and wellbeing of people. The Social Work Department strives to be a centre of excellence in promoting social change, development, and the wellbeing of people, through research, teaching, and community service. Social workers help individuals, groups, and communities solve problems relating to human relationships, and facilitate the empowerment and liberation of people by enhancing their wellbeing and promoting social change. Principles of human rights, anti-oppression, and social justice form the foundation of the profession.

During the four-year degree, you will learn about professional ethics and processes in social work, as well as different intervention models, the legislative framework, research methodologies, and concepts and theories underpinning the profession.

Careers you can pursue

Once you’ve completed the undergraduate degree, you may extend your studies to Master’s and Doctorate levels.

  • Marriage and Divorce Counsellor
  • Substance Abuse Counsellor
  • Development Planner Working with disadvantaged communities
  • Lecturer
  • Personnel Manager
  • Probation Officer
  • Social Welfare Manager
  • Social Welfare Researcher
  • Social Worker in the fields of:
    • Child and Family Welfare
    • Geriatrics
    • Occupational
    • Medical
    • Educational Social Work


Entry Requirements


  • APS 34+

    English Home Language OR First Additional Language Level 5


    Applicants with an entry requirement of at least 30-33 APS points are wait-listed, subject to place availability.

More Information

Check: Wits Application Guide

Listing Amenities

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  • Free Wifi

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