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Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work is a research based doctoral level course. PhD in Social Work is a course of 3 to 5 years duration which can be done in both full time and part time mode. A Social Work PhD degree course offers to produce advanced practitioners and scholars within the field of social work. This course is specially designed for the social worker who is interested in doing self research on social problems. Social Work PhD programs are based around the concepts of clinical social work, research, public policy issues, and advanced clinical competence. The curriculum is often coursework, includes teaching, internship, research, and a dissertation. The Eligibility Criteria of this course students who have completed their Master's degree in relevant subject with 50% aggregate scores are eligible for the course. PhD Social Work admissions are done on the basis of the candidate's performance in a relevant entrance test, followed by a round of counseling. Institutes also offer direct admission to candidates who have work experience of 5 minimum years in the field of social work. The average tuition fee charged for PhD Social Work programs in India ranges between INR 1,000 to INR 2,00,000. PhD Social Work Entrance Exams Many colleges or universities across the country follow entrance exam scores for selecting the students for PhD Philosophy. Some of these PhD entrance exams are below. * UGC NET * TISS RAT * DUET * Loyola College PhD Entrance Test * Christ University PhD Entrance Exam PhD Social Work Job Profiles & Career Prospects The field of social work has over various career options. It totally depends on the area the candidate wants to work. The jobs are usually in the sectors where the need of development and improvement is highly required. The graduates can also work for NGOs and work to solve a specific issue. They can work for private companies. The private companies usually hire such graduates to manage their CSR programs. Some of the job options available for PhD Social Work are mentioned below: * Social and Community Service Managers * School and Career Counsellors * Social and Human Service Assistants * Health Educators and Community Health Workers * Lecturer & Professor * Teachers and Researchers * Human Services Worker * Novelist Writer or Editor * Journalist * Philosophical Journalist Some of Top Job Areas are Educational Institutes, Human Services Industry, Publishing Houses, Newspapers, Magazines, Philosophical Journals, Research Institutes, Consultancy Services, Law Firms, etc.

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