Master of Social Work (MSW) is a 2 years course open to all graduates from any stream. Candidates with Sociology background would get some preference. The fundamental outlook for a student pursuing a programme in Master of Social Work is a dedication to the cause of the common man or the society at large.
Moreover, there are also M.Phil. and PhD programmes in Social Work. Besides educational qualifications, a successful career in social work requires certain personality traits like compassion for the underprivileged and strong urge to help them, the capacity to work under difficult conditions, patience and dedication.