Social Work, Master | The University of the West Indies | New Kingston, Jamaica
24 months
15000 USD/year
3221 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The M.S.W. in Social Work at The University of the West Indies is designed to strengthen the focus of Social Work as a professional activity operating within a broad policy framework and which requires firm theoretical grounding for enhancing students’ understanding for practice interventions.


The Social Work program offered by The University of the West Indies aims to train persons who will either provide leadership as administrators and managers of social service agencies, or serve as specialist practitioners in selected fields of social work and/or train and direct a wider body of agency personnel in those fields – all within a clear policy framework guided by professional, theoretical and ethical practices.

Students at Social Work program offered by The University of the West Indies will:

  • Be able to analyse complex social issues and make relevant proposals regarding how they might be addressed.
  • Be able to identify and provide a justification for the course of action chosen in situations in which ethical issues arise.
  • Demonstrate competence in the assessment, development and implementation of appropriate plans for work with systems of different sizes, in at least one of the following fields: children and youth and their families, geographic or other types of communities, or social service delivery or social planning organisations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Resource Management and Organization
  • Methods of Strategic Management 
  • Programme Planning, Management and Evaluation 
  • Methods of Policy Practice 
  • Compensation and Employee Assistance 
  • Advanced Social Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Hold an undergraduate degree in Social Work or another degree with a Diploma in Social Work (with at least a 3.0 GPA) from an approved University;
  • Have a minimum of 2 years post baccalaureate work experience in a social work or related human service setting. 
  • submit a detailed résumé, including positions held, and volunteer work; 
  • include a 300-word statement of career goals and research interest are available for attending an interview upon request
  • Original Copies of your Supporting Documents
  • Official Transcript

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    15000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15000 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    3221 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3221 USD per year during 24 months.
  • Sponsored Students from Contributing Countries J$292,348
  • Non-Sponsored Students from Contributing Countries  J$495,907
  • NonContributing Countries  J$1,487,868


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