Duration
Full-time: 4 years
Next start date
2018 Semester One – 26 February
2019 Semester One – 4 March
Available locations
Epsom
Points
480
Programme type
Undergraduate

Programme overview

The Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) programme provides an opportunity for high-achieving Bachelor of Social Work students to complete their study in social work at postgraduate level while still completing their degree in four years.

Students who have completed the third year of the four-year BSW programme with a high GPA are eligible for entry.

By completing your programme with honours, you will develop an advanced level of critical and analytical ability and gain a particular strength in developing evidence-led approaches and interventions in social work practice.

Note: If a GPA of 5 is not maintained during the year, honours will not be awarded.

Programme structure

The Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) is an alternative pathway students can take in their fourth year of the Bachelor of Social Work programme.

The structure of this programme is identical to Year 1–3 of the standard Bachelor of Social Work programme. The structure only differs in the fourth year, where students in the honours programme take 700 level (postgraduate) courses instead of 400 level. Students will also complete a research project in an area of interest.

Sample programme structure

Part 1 120 points
  • Code:
    HUMSERV 101
    Name:
    Psychology for Human Services
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    HUMSERV 102
    Name:
    Lifespan Development for Human Services
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    SOCWORK 111
    Name:
    Professional Communication Skills
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    SOCWORK 112
    Name:
    Sociology for Human Services
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    SOCWORK 113
    Name:
    Culture and Diversity
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    SOCWORK 114
    Name:
    Treaty of Waitangi in Human Services
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    SOCWORK 115
    Name:
    The Social Work Environment
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Type:
    General Education course
    Points:
    15 pts
Part 2 120 points
  • Code:
    SOCWORK 211
    Name:
    Social Policy Development
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    SOCWORK 212
    Name:
    Bicultural Social Work Practice
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    SOCWORK 213
    Name:
    Social Work Practice Skills
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    SOCWORK 214
    Name:
    Social Work Practice Theories
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    SOCWORK 216
    Name:
    Law and the State in Social Work
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    SOCCHFAM 215
    Name:
    Whānau-Family-Aiga Practice
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Type:
    General Education course
    Points:
    15 pts
Part 3 120 points
  • Code:
    SOCWORK 311
    Name:
    Social Work Process and Practice
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    SOCWORK 312
    Name:
    Applied Social Research
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    SOCWORK 315
    Name:
    Organisations and Management
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    SOCWORK 317
    Name:
    Supervised Field Practice and Professional Development 1
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    SOCHLTH 313
    Name:
    Mental Health in Social Practice
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    SOCCHFAM 314
    Name:
    Child Protection Practice
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
Part 4 120 points
  • Code:
    SOCWORK 711
    Name:
    Social Work Interventions for Best Practice
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    SOCWORK 713
    Name:
    The Social Work Discourse
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    SOCWORK 714
    Name:
    Social Work Honours Research Project
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    45 pts
  • Code:
    SOCWORK 715
    Name:
    Supervised Field Practice and Professional Development
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts

2018 entry requirements

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Programme requirements

In order to be admitted to the Bachelor of Social Work (Honours), you will need to:

  • achieve a minimum GPA of 5.0 in your third year of study in the Bachelor of Social Work

and

  • have completed the following courses: Applied Social Research (SOCWORK 312), Mental Health in Social Practice (SOCHLTH 313), Child Protection Practice (SOCCHFAM 314) and Effective Social Work in Health and Disability Services (SOCHLTH 334) or Working with Children and Families (SOCCHFAM 332) or Working with Challenging Behaviours (SOCYOUTH 333).

This is not a standalone honours programme and you must have completed year three of the Bachelor of Social Work with the University of Auckland before you are eligible to apply. If you have previously completed a Bachelor of Social Work you will not be eligible for this programme.  

Other pathways to study

You could be eligible for another programme, or check out these alternative pathways:

Programme requirements

In order to be admitted to the Bachelor of Social Work (Honours), you will need to:

  • achieve a minimum GPA of 5.0 in your third year of study in the Bachelor of Social Work, 

and

  • have completed the following courses: Applied Social Research (SOCWORK 312), Mental Health in Social Practice (SOCHLTH 313), Child Protection Practice (SOCCHFAM 314) and Effective Social Work in Health and Disability Services (SOCHLTH 334) or Working with Children and Families (SOCCHFAM 332) or Working with Challenging Behaviours (SOCYOUTH 333).

This is not a standalone honours programme and you must have completed year three of the Bachelor of Social Work with the University of Auckland before you are eligible to apply. If you have previously completed a Bachelor of Social Work you will not be eligible for this programme.  

Other pathways to study

You could be eligible for another programme, or check out these alternative pathways:

How much does a Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) cost per year?

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$7,398 – $7,543.20*
International students
NZ$32,392*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2018 fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $6.78 per point, estimated at $813.60 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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Key dates

You can still apply for the 2018 intake of this programme.  

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2018
8 December 2017

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Where could this programme take you?

This programme will qualify you to work as a social worker and equip you with range of transferable skills for a variety of careers. By completing your Bachelor of Social Work with honours, you will hold a postgraduate qualification, which will increase your career opportunities and salary potential. It also counts towards the first year of a Master of Social Work, meaning you will only need to complete another year to obtain a masters degree.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Child protection manager
  • Community development coordinator
  • Disability support worker
  • Mental health and addiction support worker
  • Probation officer
  • Refugee and migrant case manager
  • Social worker
  • Youth worker

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