Master of Social Work (Professional) - (MSW(Prof))

Points per degree 240
Full-time study 2 years
Part-time study Up to 4 years
Taught by Faculty of Education and Social Work
Taught at Epsom Campus (block courses and some online study)
Application Closing date 8 December 2016
Start date 6 March 2017


The MSW(Prof) is a new, two-year (240-point) masters degree that will prepare you for a professional career in social work. It is designed for people who want to become a qualified social worker and already hold a general undergraduate degree with study in a relevant disciplinary area eg, social sciences, sociology, psychology, health sciences or human services.

This degree will give you the knowledge and understanding of the values, theories and interventions that underpin social work practice. You will learn the skills to be a critical and reflective practitioner who is able to contribute to any field of social work practice. It also opens up the opportunity for doctoral study.

The MSW(Prof) meets the criteria for recognised qualifications under the Social Workers Registration Act 2003 and includes the clinical practice experience needed to meet national and international professional requirements.

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Programme highlights

  • A masters level qualification for those wanting to become a Social Worker
  • Learn the skills to be a critical and reflective practitioner
  • Opportunity to undertake social work research in an area of interest

Career opportunities

  • Social worker in a wide range of settings
  • Social work researcher

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