Bachelor of Social Work NMU

By | August 17, 2021

Social work plays an important role in society, with the social worker helping people to overcome obstacles, ranging from family counseling, criminal offenses, drug abuse, abuse or physical/mental disabilities. A social worker should be able to handle stress and act compassionately when dealing with others.

This program is made up of compulsory fundamental and core modules, as well as a choice of elective modules which can be selected according to the student’s interests. Practical work is an integral part of the degree from the second year level. Graduates qualify for registration as social workers with the Council for Social Service Professions.

Bachelor of Social Work (60055) – SOUTH CAMPUS , FULL TIME


Minimum NSC statutory requirements for degree entry must be met.

An applicant with NCS Grade 12 Mathematics or Technical Mathematics requires a minimum Applicant Score of 350.

An applicant with NCS Grade 12 Mathematical Literacy requires a minimum Applicant Score of 365.

NSC achievement rating of at least 40% for Mathematics or Technical Mathematics or 65% for Mathematical Literacy.

Admission is subject to Departmental selection.

How To Apply For Social Work At NMU

Nelson Mandela University Online Application

Social Worker Career Fields

Social Workers strive for the general well-being of people from every walk of life. They analyse the deep-rooted causes of social problems, such as poverty, unemployment, illness, antisocial behaviour and other social inadequacies, helping those concerned to overcome them.