Duration
Full-time: 2 years
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2018 Semester One – 26 February
2019 Semester One – 4 March
Available locations
Epsom
Points
240
Programme type
Postgraduate
Taught options available

Programme overview

This programme is designed for those who want to become a qualified social worker. If you already hold a bachelors degree with study in a relevant discipline such as social science, sociology, psychology, health science or human services then this programme can offer you a two-year pathway into the profession.

You will gain essential knowledge and understanding of the values, theories and interventions that underpin social work practice. The programme will teach the skills to be a critical and reflective practitioner who is able to contribute to any field of social work practice.

Read the full programme regulations for the Master of Social Work (Professional) in the University of Auckland Calendar.

Programme structure

The two-year programme includes lectures, discussion, student presentations, skills laboratories, group work, individual research and investigation, practicum placements and self-directed study.

The strong practical focus to this programme will enable you to participate in 120 days of supervised practicum work in the community.

For detailed course information, read here.

Part 1 120 points
  • Code:
    SOCWORK 721 A/B
    Name:
    Theories and Skills in Social Work Practice
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    SOCWORK 722
    Name:
    Developing Social Work Professional Identity
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    SOCWORK 723
    Name:
    Social Work in the New Zealand Context
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    SOCWORK 724
    Name:
    Applied Social Work Research Methods
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    SOCWORK 725
    Name:
    Supervised Field Placement I
    Type:
    Practicum
    Points:
    30 pts
Part 2 120 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 734 A/B
    Name:
    Professional Social Work Research in Practice
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    SOCWORK 735
    Name:
    Supervised Field Placement II
    Type:
    Practicum
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    SOCWORK 739
    Name:
    Integration Portfolio
    Type:
    Research portfolio
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts

2018 entry requirements

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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.

  • Taught 240 points GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    • Bachelor of Arts,
    • Bachelor of Health Sciences,
    • Bachelor of Human Services
    • Bachelor of Nursing

Further programme requirements

Taught 240 points

You must have completed one of the following bachelors degrees:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences
  • Bachelor of Human Services
  • Bachelor of Nursing

Your degree must have included a minimum of 60 points in social sciences subjects such as sociology, population health or psychology.

You will need a GPA of 5.0 in at least 75 points in Stage III.

Entrance is subject to satisfactory police check/s, safety checks, interview and referees’ reports.

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.

Further programme requirements

Taught 240 points

You must have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognised university.

You must have completed a significant number of courses in social sciences subjects such as sociology, population health, psychology or youth work.

You will need a minimum GPE of 5.0 in your final year of study.

Entrance is subject to satisfactory police check/s, safety checks, interview and referees’ reports.

How much does a Master of Social Work (Professional) cost per year?

2017 fees

Domestic students
NZ$7,396*
International students
NZ$32,392*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2017 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 $6.38 per point, estimated at $765.60 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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Scholarships and awards

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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

See important dates for the academic year, including orientation, enrolment, study breaks, exams, and graduation.

Where could this programme take you?

This programme is designed to lead you into a career as a registered social worker. For those who already have work experience in the field and a related undergraduate degree, but do not hold a formal social work qualification, this is an effective pathway to increase your salary and career opportunities.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Case worker for Child Youth and Family
  • Community development officer
  • Policy adviser
  • Probation officer
  • Social worker
  • Social worker for a District Health Board
  • Youth worker

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