Master of Social Work (M.S.W)


  • Level of Programme Post Graduate
  • Duration 2 years
  • Average Start Salary 4-6 lakhs per annum
  • Language English
  • Assessments Yes
Course Description

Master of Arts  or MA Social Work is a 2-year postgraduate course that prepares students to work for the welfare of the society. They are trained to provide services to individuals, families, groups, and communities and help them overcome the social issues like poverty, social inequality, etc.

The most common subjects include Sociology, Social psychology, Social development, policy & planning, Labour welfare, Prevention & Social medicine,  Social problems & services, Medical social work, counseling, Labour legislations, Women & Society, etc.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidates should possess a relevant bachelor’s degree from any recognized institution
  • Some institutions prefer honors bachelor degrees from the allied discipline.
  • Minimum marks to be secured in UG could start as low as from 45% onwards.


First Year Syllabus

Social Work Profession

Social Group Work

Social Case Work Community Organisation
Concurrent Field Work including Social Work Camp Concurrent Field Work including Study Tour
Analysis of Indian Society Social Policy, Planning and Development
Dynamics of Human Behaviour Social Work with Rural, Urban and Tribal Community
Study of Indian Economics Social Work Approaches for Social Development
Study of Indian Constitution Social Work and Social Justics

Second Year Syllabus

Social Work Research and Statistics

Social Work Administration

Concurrent Field Work including Summer Placement

Concurrent Field Work with Case Studies


Block Placement

Women and Child Development

Labour Welfare and Legislation

Criminology and Correctional Administration

Human Resource Management

Introduction to Disaster Management

Medical and Psychiatric Social Work

Communication and Counselling

Personal and Professional Growth