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Faculty of Psychology



Faculty of Psychology

 

Social Work via distance learning

Specialist - Expert Diploma - Social Work Online via distance learning
Bachelor's Degree - Social Work Online via distance learning
Master's Degree - Social Work Online via distance learning
Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Social Work Online via distance learning

 

This program explores the influence of new ideas and clinical experience on the social work practice. It examines a full range of therapeutic approaches including psychology, crisis intervention, client-centered theory, transactional analysis, systems theory, task-centered social work, and neuro-linguistics. It enables social work students at all levels to learn and integrate ongoing theoretical developments in the field to ultimately ensure the optimum services for clients.

 

Academic Supervisor : Mª Teresa Martinho Almagro
More information about this academic supervisor at Bircham University Human Network. More info...

 

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 Academic credits):
1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).

 

Social Work
Social Welfare
Analysis of Social Problems
Personality & Social Development
Multicultural Diversity
Cross Cultural Social Perspectives
Social Activities & Relations
Social Counseling
Social Work Practice

 

 

Social Work via distance learning

 

This module is applicable to Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctor) Degree Programs. This academic program is designed at the postgraduate level (Master’s or Doctoral). This module may also be adapted to complete the course requirements of Specialist, Expert Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree. A further option is the enrollment into each of the courses listed within this specialization module. This module may be combined or completed with other modules from this faculty. More info...

 

Specialist - Expert Diploma - Social Work Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 1.050 Euros (1.350 US$) ... 1.470 Euros (1.890 US$).
Specialist - Expert Diploma Online : 15 ... 21 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Social Work via distance learning = 27 Academic credits - Select 5 courses for the online diploma of Specialist or 7 courses for the Expert Diploma from the total of courses from this specialization module.

 

Bachelor's Degree - Social Work Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 3.510 Euros (4.420 US$) ... 6.800 Euros (8.700 US$).
Bachelor's Degree Online : 130 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Social Work via distance learning = 27 Academic credits + 60 credits in General Education (may be transferred from previous education and experience for the completion of this distance learning degree) + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Psychology from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board.

 

Master's Degree - Social Work Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 4.680 Euros (6.120 US$) ... 7.020 Euros (9.180 US$).
Master's Degree Online : 36 ... 54 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Social Work via distance learning = 27 Academic credits + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Psychology from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. + 13 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Social Work Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).
Doctor Ph.D. Degree Online : 45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Social Work via distance learning = 27 Academic credits + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Psychology from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. + 18 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Payment plans are available upon request up to 24 monthly installments.

 

 

Study from anywhere in the world and at any time in the year.

 

METHOD OF INSTRUCTION: Distance Learning Higher Education

 

This distance learning education program is completed by a traditional correspondence instruction method. Once you sign up for the course, Bircham International University will send you (to your mailing address) the suggested textbooks. After reading the book, you will be asked to write a 20 to 35 pages report that reflect your understanding of the book. This report is equivalent to the exam and can be submitted by email or mail. Bircham International University will evaluate your written work. If passed, BIU will issue the corresponding diploma. For more instructions about BIU pedagogy, tutoring, and evaluation, please read our distance learning education study guide. More info...

 

Students enrolling into this distance education program should be aware that:
1. Location: Bircham International University needs a functional geographical location to ship the book and materials for successful completion of this program of study.
2. Communication: Email, courier, phone are key communication instruments with Bircham University that play an important role in the progress and support of this program of study.
3. Capacity: Any impediment, physical or psychological, to read a book and write a report must be communicated to Bircham International University prior to enrollment into this distance learning program.
4. Technology: No specific technology is required to complete this distance education program.
5. Language: Book reading and report writing in other language than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment in any distance learning program.
6. Discrimination: There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, gender, beliefs or religion.
7. Age: Check the admission requirements for each distance education adult degree program. More info...

 

 

Social Work via distance learning

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 Academic credits):


1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).
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Social Work
This course explores various aspects of social work. These include what the profession seeks (goals); what it does to achieve these goals (direct practice methods); which principles are to be reflected in all professional social work activity (values and ethics); and how the profession evolved (history).
Academic Supervisor : Francis Wambua Mulwa

Social Welfare
This course analyses the nature and impact of economic/political/social ideologies in addition to the forces that shaped the evolution of western and other civilizations' responses to the poor, unemployed, sick and disabled, displaced, children-and-families-at-risk, widows and orphans, and racial/ethnic minorities.
Academic Supervisor : Joseph Kibugi Gitau

Analysis of Social Problems
This course examines social problems from three perspectives. Systemic problems: racial and sexual discrimination, inequality and poverty, militarization and war, ecological problems, overpopulation, urban and rural problems, and life cycle problems. Problems of specific institutions: government, economy, family, education, religion, and social services. Personal pathologies: mental illness, suicide, alcoholism, and drug addiction.
Academic Supervisor : Joseph Kibugi Gitau

Personality & Social Development
This course explores the processes of social and personality development. It focuses on four key areas of research: cognition, attachment theory, language development, and moral development. It also addresses the issues and debates about the role of genes, gender, socialization, and neurological development as interacting forces that affect how infants and children acquire self/other awareness, identity, and social competence.
Academic Supervisor : Shelley-Ann Meihuizen

Multicultural Diversity
The course shows how to deal with a different culture. It covers identity development, acculturation, class, prejudice and discrimination, demographics, and verbal and non-verbal communication in the context of different cultures and values. It examines the impact of different cultural backgrounds on managerial decisions and highlights the complexities of management in a global environment.
Academic Supervisor : Catherine Wanjiru Gachutha

Cross Cultural Social Perspectives
This course studies the similarities and differences of cultures. It teaches students the skills of communication, negotiation, and managing cultural differences. It provides a cross cultural social perspective to deal effectively with individuals from varied cultures in different situations.
Academic Supervisor : Catherine Wanjiru Gachutha

Social Activities & Relations
This course reviews empirical studies of friendships, dating, and long-term relationships including marriage. Main Topics include the types and functions of the social relationships as well as the processes of relationship formation, maintenance, dissolution, and conflict. It addresses the concept of relationships in various human societies.
Academic Supervisor : Renata Lopo Araújo

Social Counseling
This course highlights the major concepts and practices of contemporary psychotherapeutic systems and addresses some ethical and professional issues in social counseling practice. The goal is to allow students to wisely select from the various available theories and techniques and to develop their personal style of social counseling.
Academic Supervisor : Francis Wambua Mulwa

Social Work Practice
This course addresses the social issues that are of particular concern to social workers (special mission regarding poverty, racism, and sexism, among others); the types of agencies/services involving professional social workers (fields of practice); and the effectiveness of professional social work (evaluative systems).
Academic Supervisor : Francis Wambua Mulwa

 

Admission - Social Work Online via distance learning

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For official admission status at Bircham International University distance learning higher education degree programs, you need to send in a filled out, dated and signed official Application for Admission. You may download this application form from our website or request it by email or mail. Please send this application and enclosed documents to the corresponding BIU Office and allow ten business days for processing. You may also submit this application and attached documents by email in PDF Format.

Allow ten business days for processing.

ALL applicants must:
* Fill out the application for admission;
* Submit one ID-sized photo; and
* Date and sign the application.

ALL Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate applicants also must:
* Attach biodata in the form of a Curriculum Vitae (Resume);
* Submit Registration Fee of 200 €uros or 250 US$ (contact BIU Office for payment details);
* Include copies of diplomas, transcripts, relevant documents; and
* Include any additional program proposal, scholarship request, etc. (optional).

 

Bircham International University issues an admission certificate after receiving your complete application for admission. This document will show the amount of credits transferred and validated from previous education and experience, and the amount of credits required to complete the distance learning degree program's major. Bircham University can not perform this evaluation without the complete application for admission.

 

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Recognition - Social Work Online via distance learning

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Non formal and independent education leading to degrees not formally recognized by a Ministry of Education.
Acceptance of these distance learning higher education academic credits is always the prerogative of the receiving institution or employer. Recognition criteria differ depending on each educational institution or company policy and country legal framework.

 

 

Recommended Professional References

Social Work Online via distance learning

 

Bircham International University graduates may join many professional associations. Membership requirements for each association may vary depending on the degree program, specialization and graduate resume on each occasion. BIU can not guarantee membership in all instances. BIU does not intermediate in these procedures. Bircham International University provides this list of recommended memberships and professional references because we consider that joining the proper association(s) is the best way to become an updated professional. Contact directly the ones you select.

 

ABADS - Associação Brasileira de Assistência e Desenvolvimento Social

ABEPSS - Associação Brasileira de Ensino e Pesquisa em de Serviço Social

ABET - Associação Brasileira de Estudos do Trabalho

AICTS - Asociación Internacional de Ciencias Sociales y Trabajo Social

ALAEITS - Asociación Latinoamericana de  Enseñaanza e Investigacón en Trabajo Social

ANSWER - Action Network for Social Work Education and Research

ASWB - Association of Social Work Boards

BASW - British Association of Social Workers

Behance

CIFA - Chartered Institute for Archaeologists

COSW - Commonwealth Organisation for Social Work

CPT - Consejo Profesional de Terapeutas

CPT - Council of Professional Therapists

CSWA - Clinical Social Work Association

IASSW - International Association of Schools of Social Work

ICSW - International Council on Social Welfare

IFSW - International Federation of Social Workers

NASW - National Association of Social Workers

OASIS - Le Portail du Travail Social

SSWR - Society for Social Work and Research

 

 

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