Psychology focuses on understanding individuals while sociology is a subject that aims to analyse phenomena in societies and groups of people. Social work, on the other hand, is concerned with the conditions and interactions of people in society. It does not only attempt to understand people in society but also the actions taken to solve social issues and promote social betterment. Social work stresses the realisation of values. It refers to affirmation of human dignity and rights, respect for diversity and the wellbeing of the disadvantaged groups.
This programme is recognised by the Social Workers Registration Board. Graduates can become registered social workers to hold positions requiring such qualification.
Increasing demand for graduate social workers
As the government is committed to extend social work service in pre-school, primary and secondary education sectors, the demand for graduate social workers has increased substantially.