Ignou Master in Social Work (MSW)

Posted on Friday, September 24, 2010
This was posted in Masters Degree Courses

The university offers this course in English and Hindi with the objective to provide professional training at post graduate level in social work through distance learning and to meet the growing demand of professionally trained social workers across the country. The first year of the programmes is of 36 credits. Each course is of 4 credits except the practicum which has 10 credits.

IGNOU MEG First Year: Compulsory Courses

  • MSW-001 Origin and Development of Social Work
  • MSW-002 Professional Social Work: Indian Perspectives
  • MSW-003 Social Science Concepts for Social Workers
  • MSW -004 Social Work and Social Development
  • MSW-005 Social Work Practicum
  • MSW-006 Social Work Research
  • MSWL-001 Social Work Practicum-1 (Field Work)

Second Year Optional Courses

  • MSW-007 Case Work and Counseling: Working with Individuals (Compulsory)
  • MSW-008 Social Group Work: Working with Groups (Compulsory)
  • MSW-009 Community Organization Management for Community Development (Compulsory)
  • MSWE-001 HIV/AIDS: Stigma, Discremanation and prevention (Optional)
  • MSWE-002 Women and Child Development (Optional)
  • MSWE-003 Disaster Management (Optional)
  • MSWP-001 Project Work (Optional)
  • MSWL-002 Social Work Practicum-II (Field Work : (Compulsory)
  • Master in Social Work (Philonthropic)-On campus full time.


All graduates are eligible for admission.

Min.age as on 1st Jan. of the Academic Year

No bar


The programme can be completed in a minimum period of 2 years and a maximum period of 5 years.

Medium of Instruction

This program is offered in English/Hindi medium.

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General Information on Academic Programmes

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