Masters in Social Work

Masters in Social Work

2 years

Social work is a professional and academic discipline committed to the pursuit of social welfare and social change. The field works towards research and practice to improve the quality of life and to the development of the potential of each individual, group and community of a society. Social workers perform interventions through research, policy, community organizing, direct practice and teaching. Research is often focused on areas such as human psychosocial development, social policy, public administration, program evaluation and international and community development. Masters of Social Work is currently being offered at Tribhuvan University premises (Kirtipur), Center for Nepal and Asian Studies (CNAS) Building Kirtipur (2nd Floor), Room no: 207.

Social work, an interdisciplinary field, includes theories from economics, education, medicine, politics, psychology, and sociology, as well as anti-oppressive and anti-racist discourse.Social work in today has become a full fledged profession with highly trained professionals. People having compassion for the poor, the deprived and the disadvantaged usually opt for this career.



The applicant must have a Bachelor's Degree of a minimum 3 years duration or equivalent (under 10+2+3 Or 10+2+4) from a recognized university in any faculty, with a minumum of second division.

Job Prospects

Job opportunities in Social Work vary with the kind of specialization that a person has opted for. The jobs available in the Nepalese market are:

  • Employment in NGOs working for the improvement of rural health, sanitation and lifestyle.
  • After gaining some experience MSWs can be appointed as consultants with various organizations.
  • Teaching is another option for Social workers.
  • The M.S.W degree holds good for international market as well. Premier international organizations like WHO, UNESCO and UNICEF employ social workers in awareness campaigns and projects meant for developing countries. Internationally recognized NGOs that employ Nepalese social workers also pay well.

Curricular Structure

First Semester

S.N. Code no. Title of Course Credit hrs.
1 SW 551 History and Philosophy of Social Work 3
2 SW 552 Social Case Work 3
3 SW 553 Social Group Work 3
4 SW 554 Foundation of Human Behavior 3
5 SW 555 Research Methods in Social Work 3
6 SW 556 Intensive Research Camp (IRC) 3

Second Semester

S.N. Code no. Title of Course Credit hrs.
1 SW 561 Social Work with Community 3
2 SW 562 Social Action and Social Movements 3
3 SW 563 Social Welfare Administration and Management 3
4 SW 564 Socio-cultural Foundations of Human Behavior 3
5 SW 565 Organization Agency Placement (OAP) 3

Third Semester

S.N. Code no. Title of Course Credit hrs.
1 SW 571 Analysis of Social Problems and Policy 3
2 SW 572 Peace Building and Conflict Management 3
3 SW 573-A Foundation of Mental Health 3
4 SW 573-B Social Work Practice with Children Youth and Family 3
5 SW 574-A Psycho-diagnosis and Assessment 3
6 SW 574-B Social Policies and Services for Children, Youth and Family 3
7 SW 575-A Disaster Management 3
8 SW 575-B Social Legislation, Policy and Human Rights 3
9 SW 576 RUC 3

Fourth Semester

S.N Code No. Title of Course Credit hrs.
1 SW 581 Nepali Society, Culture and Development 3
2 SW 582 Thesis 3
3 SW 583-A Psychosocial Interventions and Referral 6
4 SW 583-B Social Work with Children and Youth 3
5 SW 584-A Community Mental Health 3
6 SW 584-B Social Work with Elderly 3
7 SW 585-A Policy Legislation, Human Rights and Mental Health 3
8 SW 585-B Social Work with the Family 3