Bachelor of Social Work - University of Ibadan | Educartis

4 years
On Campus


Course Overview

The Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work analyses human development, and how the human system is influenced by the environment. This course introduces theories that explain reciprocal influences and risk and resilience in shaping human behaviour. Using a developmental framework, it examines growth and maturation over the life course with attention to the person-environment configuration. Over the period of four years, the course will emphasize the relevance of factors including culture, ethnicity, gender, social constructions of age, social norms, socioeconomic inequality, spirituality, sexual orientation, and trauma in influencing the outcomes of interactions between the person and the environment over time.

Social workers tend to understand the science of society-person interactions, and this positions them as the perfect fit for community development efforts, coaching and counseling. The degree programme in Social Work seeks to help you hone these skills as necessary in this vast human-focused field, and the University of Ibadan is notably committed to that.

At the end of the four-year degree programme, you will have gained efficient people skills, and you will be awarded a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work
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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work is meant to ensure you could do the following:

  • Apply critical thinking skills within the context of professional social work practice
  • Understand the value base of the profession and its ethical standard and principles, and practice accordingly
  • Practice without discrimination and with respect, knowledge and skills related to the clients’ age, class, race, disability, religion, sex and sexual orientation.
Certification obtained

At the completion of the course, you will be awarded a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work.

What jobs will I qualify for?

  • Counsellor
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Community Development Worker
  • Life Coach


When do I start?

Next available course

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Admission Criteria

Direct Entry
  • Very good passes in three JUPEB/A’ Level subjects: Government and any two of Literature-in-English, Economics, CRS/IRS and History.

UTME Requirements
  • Five ‘O’ Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Government, Economics/Geography and any one of History, Literature-in-English and CRS/IRS.

UTME Subjects
  • English Language, Government and any two subjects from Economics, Geography, History, Literature-in-English, CRS/IRS and Mathematics.

How do I apply?

Step 1: Candidates are required to log-in to the admission portal using their JAMB Registration Number as their username and their surname as password. The screening costs N2, 000, which would be paid through the admission portal in favour of University of Ibadan (Admission Processing Fee Account)
Step 2: Candidates should print the payment success receipt displaying the full names of the candidate and JAMB registration number as payee and the payment reference number.
Step 3: Upon successful payment, candidates should proceed to the portal to submit their bio-data and O/level results, following every instructions and writing in CAPITAL letters.
Step 4: Candidates should upload their passport photographs and signature, both of which must be clean, clear, without glassed and, in JPEG. The size must also not exceed 50kb.
Step 5: Print the evidence of completion of transaction and keep for further reference, while awaiting the date of the Post-UTME examination via email and SMS.

Payment options

  • Credit/Debit card payment using ATM Card
  • Bank deposit using the printout obtained from the portal
  • Internet banking

Detailed course information

  • Introduction to the Field of Social Work: The course lays the groundwork for the field of social work, enumerating its role in the society.
  • Introduction to Social Policy: This teaches the approach employed in formulation community-oriented policies.
  • Contemporary Issues in Social Welfare: Global perceptions, controversies and the intricacies of social administration.
  • Poverty and Social Welfare: The course explores the living standards, and how coordinated efforts could enhance that.
  • Social Issues in Aging: Welfare, control and plans for sustaining society's old population.
  • Human Behavior and the Environment: A comprehensive study of how the environment influences people's conducts and behaviour.
  • Child Welfare: Strategies usually employed when dealing with vulnerable children, child rights and their protection.
  • Issues in Developmental Disabilities
  • Crisis Intervention in Social Work Practice: The course looks into conflict resolution and aids supply in the field.
  • Nonprofit Leadership: It prepares students for administrative roles in charity organisations.
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Course Provider

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Phone & Location
  • +2348035794630
  • Sango-Ojoo Expressway, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.