IGNOU Master of Social Work (Counselling) (MSWC) – Admission, Eligibility, Fees

IGNOU Master of Social Work (Counselling) (MSWC) Online Admission

About MSW(Counselling) Programme : The full form of MSWC is Master of Social Work (Counselling). It comes under School of Social Work (SOSW). It is minimum 2 Years and maximum 5 Years programme. In First Year, they have 5 theory subjects and 2 Practical and In Second year, they also have 5 theory subjects and 2 Practical same as 1st year. This Programme would would provide both academic learning and professional education and training in Counselling, extending beyond theoretical knowledge.

This programme is tailored to suit counselors working in a wide range of organizational and community contexts as well as individuals in a family. However, schools/universities where Counselling course/ programme are taught in India are very few. There is a good potential for employment in government as well as NGO sectors.

It would be offered initially through one or two study centres under each Regional Centre. The programme can be taken only through activated study centres or special study centres through each Regional Centre. For Field Work in the MSW (Counselling) programme much focus is given on specialization in Counselling and 40 percent weightage is given for the practicum. To know more about MSW(C), you can visit official website http://www.ignou.ac.in. Below are features of programme :

  • Name of Programme : MSW(Counselling) – Master of Social Work (Counselling)
  • Medium : Available in English only
  • Eligibility Criteria : Students who wants to take admission, they must have Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree
  • Duration : This programme can be completed in minimum 2 Years and maximum 5 Years. It is offered both in January and July admission cycle
  • Fee Structure : For full programme, the fees is Rs. 30,000/- which is to be paid year wise @Rs 15,000/- per year.
  • Programme Coordinator : Ms. N. Ramya, [email protected], Ph. 011-29571693

MSW(Counselling) Course & Syllabus Details : The total credits is 72 where as Theory subjects have 4 credits and Practical have 8 credits.

IGNOU MSW(C) 1st Year Courses

Course CodeTitle of the CourseCredits
MSW-01Origin and Development of Social Work4
MSW-02Professional Social Work: Indian Perspectives4
MSW-05Social Work Practicum and Supervision4
MSW-08Social Group Work: Working with Groups4
MSW-09Community Organisation Management for Community Development4
MSWL-46Social Work Practicum-18
MSWL-47Block Placement8

IGNOU MSWC 2nd Year Courses

Course CodeTitle of the CourseCredits
MSW-12Introduction to Life Characteristics and Challanges4
MSW-13Introduction to Psychological Basis of Counselling4
MSW-14Relevance of Social Case Work in Counselling4
MSW-15Basics of Counselling4
MSW-16Fields of Counselling4
MSWL-48Social Work Practicum-I8
Total Credits72

One of the important and useful courses would be MSW 6(Social Work Research). This course may be taken along with any of the suggested of 4 credit courses which will be of great help to those intending to go for research leading to M.Phil./Ph.D in Social Work.

List of Courses in Social Work Discipline for Associate Studentship :

Course CodeTitle of the CourseCredits
MSW-06Social Work Research4
MSWE-01HIV/AIDS : Stigma, Discrimination and Prevention4
MSW-10Introduction to Philanthropic Social Work4
MSW-11Working Among the Poorest of the Poor4
MSWE-03Disaster Management4

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