Duration
Full-time: Varies
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2017 Late Year Term – 1 December
2018 Semester One – 26 February
Available locations
Epsom
Points
120 or 240
Programme type
Postgraduate
Research options available

Programme overview

The Master of Social Work prepares you for advanced professional responsibility in social work.

You will learn advanced approaches and interventions in social work practice, and develop knowledge, skills and experience in critiquing and undertaking social work research to enhance your practice.

The programme enables social work practitioners to undertake further study in subjects related to their professional practice and then undertake research in an area of special interest.

This postgraduate programme is for qualified social workers. If you are looking for a postgraduate programme to become a qualified social worker see: Master of Social Work (Professional).

Programme structure

Research Masters 120 points

  • 120 points: Thesis (SOCWORK 796)

or

  • 30 points from a range of elective courses in Education Professional Studies, Education, Professional Counselling, Professional Supervision, Social Work, Social Work Child and Family Practice, Social Work Health Practice, and Social Work Youth Practice.
  • 90 points: Research Portfolio (SOCWORK 797)

Research Masters 240 points

  • 120 points from a range of courses in Education Professional Studies, Education, Professional Counselling, Professional Supervision, Social Work, Social Work Child and Family Practice, Social Work Health Practice, and Social Work Youth Practice.
  • 120 points: Thesis (SOCWORK 796)

or

  • 150 points from a range of courses in Education Professional Studies, Education, Professional Counselling, Professional Supervision, Social Work, Social Work Child and Family Practice, Social Work Health Practice, and Social Work Youth Practice.
  • 90 points: Research Portfolio (SOCWORK 797)

2018 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Research 120 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    Postgraduate qualification in social work

  • Study option
    Research 240 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    Bachelor of Social Work

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

You must have completed a Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) with a GPA of 5.0 in at least 90 points of the most advanced courses taken.

Alternatively, you must have completed:

  • a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Supervision with a GPA of 5.0 and hold a qualification in social work

or

  • a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Social Work) or Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work with a GPA of 5.0.

Note: You may need to take an approved 30-point research methods course if this was not included in your postgraduate diploma or honours degree.

You must have completed a Bachelor of Social Work, with a GPA of 5.0 in at least 90 points of the most advanced courses taken.

Other pathways to study

If you do not meet the GPA requirements you can still gain entry if you successfully demonstrate capacity to undertake advanced study and research for this degree.

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Research 120 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    One year of postgraduate study in social work.

  • Study option
    Research 240 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    Undergraduate degree in social work.

  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    7.0

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

You must have completed one year of postgraduate study in social work, following an undergraduate degree, at a recognised university (or similar institution). You will need a GPE of 5.0.

Note: You may need to take an approved 30-point research methods course if you have not already completed a similar course

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in social work at a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 5.0.

Other pathways to study

If you do not meet the GPE requirements you can still gain entry if you successfully demonstrate capacity to undertake advanced study and research for this degree.

How much does a Master of Social Work 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 $1,627.20 for full-time study (240 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

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

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Student loans and allowances

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Cost of living

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Key dates

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

Start dates

Here are the start dates for the programme.

Other important dates

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Where could this programme take you?

If you are a qualified social worker, this programme will enable you to inquire into an area of interest and prepare you for advanced professional responsibility in your practice.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Community development worker
  • Hospital/medical social worker
  • Industrial relations officer
  • Policy analyst
  • Probation officer
  • Social researcher
  • Social worker
  • Youth worker

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