Bachelor Of Arts In Social Work And Social Administration

Program Overview

The course is housed in the department of Development and Community Studies, School of Social Sciences. The programme of Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work and Social Administration (BA SWASA) offers training to undergraduate students. It is a 3 years programme leading to the award of a BA.SWASA.

The programme has been carefully developed to equip participants with appropriate skills, knowledge and understanding of social issues, programmes, challenges and opportunities related to our communities. The course therefore exposes students to both theoretical and practical experiences in relation to social problems. The theoretical component presents the relevant theoretical orientations on the nature of social development needs, interventions and challenges.

Second and third year students are required to undertake internship trainings during the vacation following the second semester. The practical component of the course programme provides students with the opportunity to transform the knowledge and skills acquired in class into practical abilities. The student will attain integral development, including the capacity to build and use relationships, knowledge, imagination, opportunities, influence, time and ability to work under challenging circumstances in transforming society as change agents

Course Duration: 3 Years

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A Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and Social Administration prepares graduates to work in a variety of settings, such as government agencies, non-profit organizations, and social service agencies. Some potential career paths for graduates of this program may include:

  1. Social worker: As a social worker, graduates can work with individuals, families, and communities to improve their overall well-being. This may involve providing counseling and support services, connecting clients with community resources, and advocating for their rights.
  2. Program coordinator: Graduates can work in non-profit organizations or government agencies to coordinate and manage social programs, such as those that provide housing assistance or job training.
  3. Case manager: As a case manager, graduates can work with clients to develop and implement plans to address specific needs or issues. This may involve coordinating services, advocating for clients, and monitoring progress.
  4. Community outreach coordinator: Graduates can work in community organizations to develop and implement outreach programs aimed at improving the lives of community members. This may involve coordinating events, providing education and support services, and collaborating with community stakeholders.
  5. Policy analyst: Graduates can work in government agencies or non-profit organizations to analyze and evaluate social policies and programs. This may involve researching best practices, identifying areas for improvement, and developing recommendations for policy changes.
  6. Non-profit fundraiser: Graduates can work in non-profit organizations to develop and implement fundraising strategies aimed at securing funding for social programs and services.
  7. Research assistant: Graduates can work in academic or government research settings to assist with research projects related to social work and social administration. This may involve collecting and analyzing data, assisting with literature reviews, and contributing to research reports and publication


Direct Entry Scheme

At least 5 passes at Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent;

At least 2 principal passes at Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent.


Diploma holders

  1. Hold a Credit or Second-Class Diploma in the relevant field from a recognized institution as determined by the University Senate.
  2. At least a Pass (50%) in Mature Entry Examinations.


Mature age Entry

  1. The applicant should be 25 years of age and above;
  2. Must have passed mature age entry examinations organized by the National Council for Higher Education.



  1. A certificate obtained after 2 years of post UCE study;
  2. Any equivalent qualifications besides UCE and UACE.

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