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Diploma in Social Work

Offered by: Methodist College Kuala Lumpur
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Course Duration2.5 years (full-time) 3.3 years (part-time)
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FeesRM20,700 (Full time & Part time)
Fees (International Student)RM28,800/Course
FacultyTertiary Programme
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudySocial Services
Study Abroad Pathway

Course Description

This programme is designed with reference to the National Competency Standards for Social Work Practice (2010), where standard areas are identified at a specific level to prepare diploma students and working adults to acquire in-depth knowledge of human behavior within the context of family, community and society. It offers students courses that emphasise ethical values and conduct, contribute toward self-development, and build psychosocial skills.


Human Behaviour and Social Environment (HBSE)

Introduction to Psychology for Social Workers

Introduction to Sociology for Social Workers

Social Welfare Policies, Programmes and Services (SWPP)

Introduction to Professional Social Work

Social Problems and Social Needs in Malaysia

Organisational Context of Social Work Practice

Public Policy and the Law and Social Work Practice

Social Work Methods

Social Work Methods I - Casework

Social Work Methods II – Groupwork

Social Work Methods III – Community Work

Publicly Accountable Practice

Interpersonal and Counselling Skills in Social Work Practice

Creative Expressions Through Art and Drama 

Preparation for Field Placement I

Integrated Field Placement Learning I

Transferring Field Placement Learning I

Preparation for Field Placement II

Integrated Field Placement Learning II

Transferring Field Placement Learning II

Preparing for Graduate Practice

Field of Practice I – Child and Family Welfare

Field of Practice II – Health and Mental Health

Field of Practice III – Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Working with Domestic Violence Concerns

Working with People with a Disability

Elective Subjects

Working with the Aging and Elderly

Working with Minority Populations

Social Work Field Practice 

Field Placement I

Field Placement II

MPU Subjects

Pengajian Malaysia 2 or BM Komunikasi 1

Character Formation

Moral Studies 

Service Learning

Entry Requirements

SPM, IGCSE or equivalent with 3 credits
APEL(A) Certificate

Intake Months

January, August

Career Prospects

Diploma in Social Work graduates have a higher likelihood of being employed in government or non-government organisations offering social work related services in the areas of social welfare, social care, social rehabilitation, residential or custodial care, health and mental health, child and family welfare, working with minority populations (i.e. indigenous, migrant, refugee) and in social advocacy and community development programmes.

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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