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    Bachelor of Social Work

bsw Bachelor of Social Work is a three year, six semester program with a second major in Rural Development or Psychology. This program is offered at Thames International College by the School of Social Sciences in association with the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Tribhuvan University. Students are required to complete 99 credit hours of course work and practicum training to graduate. Students are also required to appear for 14 course examinations which will lead to Bachelor of Arts degree from Tribhuvan University

The challenges of building a better world are pressing, now more than ever. The Bachelor of Social Work at Thames empowers students to tackle these challenges. It equips you with knowledge of the wider world.

A culture of research is encouraged at Thames, where students learn about ethics and acquire a greater sense of social responsibility. Students in the BSW program will be able to explore a range of social issues of their interest, while also learning to solve problems in these contexts by thinking critically and communicating clearly. With strong communication skills, they will also be able to work well in teams and lead innovation in the workplace.

At the time of admission

Fees Amount Payable on Admission
Admission Fee
(Admission, University Registration, Induction
and Education Support Programs)

Semester wise fee breakdown

Level No. of Credit Hour
per Semester
Tuition per
Credit Hour
Tuition per
Due Date
1st Semester 15 Credit Hours Rs. 4300.00 Rs.64,500.00 Fall, 2019
2nd Semester 15 Credit Hours Rs. 4300.00 Rs.64,500.00 Spring, 2020
3rd Semester 15 Credit Hours Rs.4300.00 Rs.64,500.00 Fall, 2020
4th Semester 15 Credit Hours Rs. 4300.00 Rs.64,500.00 Spring, 2021
5th Semester 15 Credit Hours Rs. 4300.00 Rs.64,500.00 Fall, 2021
6th Semester 15 Credit Hours Rs. 4300.00 Rs.64,500.00 Spring, 2022

Admission Fees

All the students admitted to School of Social Sciences (SOSS) at Thames International College are required to make one- time payment of Rs. 82,970.00 at the time of admission. The Admission fee includes admissions, university registration, induction and education support program fees.

Tuition and Fees

Students are invoiced every semester for the number of credit hours taken in the respective semester. The tuition per credit hour is Rs. 4300.00. Students register for 15 credits every semester and complete 90 credit hours over the period of 3 years to graduate.

Examination Fee

Students are required to pay examination fee to the university every year. The examination fee is not included in any of the headings above and is payable at the time of examination registration.

Tuition for Independent Class

Students who receive NQ (Not Qualified) as a grade in the internal assessment will have to register for the independent class next year for that particular course in order to appear for the university exams. The tuition for the independent class is also Rs. 4300.00 per credit and will be charged on top of the regular tuition for the semester.


Student can receive a discount of 10% should they decide to pay the tuition fees of all 3 years during the time of admission.

Required General Education Courses (33 Credits)

Code Course Cr. Hr.
ENG101 Academic Writing I 3
ENG103 Interdisciplinary Approach to Learning English I 3
PSY101 Psychology 3
ENG102 Academic Writing II 3
ENG104 Interdisciplinary Approach to Learning English II 3
NEP101 Nepali 6
ITC101 Computer Information System 3
ENG201 Reading, Writing and Critical Thinking 3
ENG202 Interactive Approach to Academic Reading 3
STT301 Statistical Package for Social Science 3

Required Social Work Major Courses (30 credits)

Code Course Cr. Hr.
SOW101 Concepts and Principles of Social Work 3
SOW102 Social Work Practicum I 3
SOW201 Methods of Social Work 3
SOW202 Integrated Social Work Practice 3
SOC203 Seminar on Contemporary Social Issues 3
SOW204 Social Work Practicum II 3
SOW301 Social Welfare Administration 3
SOW302 Research Methods in Social Work 3
SOW 304 Social Work Senior Overview: Thesis 3
SOW 305 Social Work Practicum III 3

Required Rural Development Major 2 Course (30 credits)

Code Course Cr. Hr.
RDS101 Theories and Approaches of Rural Development 3
STT101 Research for Beginners 3
ECO201 Rural Economy I 3
RDS201 Introduction to Rural Resources & Environment 3
ECO202 Rural Economy II 3
RDS202 Management of Environmental Resources 3
SOC301 Rural Sociology 3
RDS301 Government, Institutions and Civil Society 3
RDS302 Rural Development: Approaches and Applications 3
RDS303 Local Rural Governance 3

Required Psychology Major 2 Course (30 credits)

Code Course Cr. Hr.
PSY101 Foundation of Psychology I 3
PSY102 Foundation of Psychology II 3
PSY201 Community Psychology 3
PSY202 Research Methods I 3
PSY203 Psychology for Juvenile Delinquency 3
PSY204 Research Methods II 3
PSY301 Industrial and Organizational Psychology I 3
PSY302 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY303 Industrial and Organizational Psychology II 3
PSY304 Adolescent Psychology 3

Required Elective Courses (6 credits)

Code Course Cr. Hr.
SOW303 Development Perspective in Social Work 3
SOC304 Anthropology of Contemporary issues in Nepal I 3
SOW306 Internship 3
SOC307 Anthropology of Contemporary Issues in Nepal II 3

Applicants for the the Bachelor of Social Work at Thames will be reviewed through their applications, interviews, and the Central Management Admission Test (CMAT) before being admitted. Thames offers scholarships to students requiring financial aid. Scholarships are awarded based on need, merit, and students’ performances.

Admission Process

Step 1: Get the application form from the Office of Admissions or Apply Online

Step 2: Submit your filled application form to the Office of Admissions at Thames. Please enclose the required documents, as mentioned on the form, and an application fee of Rs.1000 along with your application form. If you are applying online, you will have the application fee to pay on campus while you come for Thames Aptitude Query.

Please note that the Office of Admissions may reject your application if the seats for the program you wish to enroll in are already filled.

Step 3: While submitting your application forms, please make sure you book a date for the Thames Aptitude Test.

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Thames Aptitude Test (TAT)

All students interested in applying to Bachelor of Social Work are required to appear on Thames Aptitude Test conducted by the Thames International College.

The test has four primary areas and each of these areas carry a 25% weightage. Student must secure a minimum of 40% in the Thames Aptitude Test. Students will be tested on areas of Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability, Logical Reasoning, and General Awareness.

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