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Master of Applied Social Work

  • Masters (Coursework)

If you want to be a social worker, but don't have a bachelor's degree in social work, then this programme is for you.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)

About this course

Want to be a social worker?

If you want to be a social worker, but don't have a bachelor's degree in social work, then this programme is for you. The Master of Applied Social Work is designed for students with bachelor's degrees in related disciplines such as psychology, education, law, medicine, nursing, sociology, anthropology, theology, case management or with relevant practice experience who want to become registered social workers.

This programme will prepare you for practice and registration as a social worker in New Zealand and most other countries.

Entry requirements

Admission to the Master of Applied Social Work is by selected entry. Entry requirements are detailed.

Please refer to the selected entry programmes application dates web page.

As well as meeting the criteria to enter the University, for the MAppSW Selected Entry application process, you will need to:

  • Meet the requirements set down by the Social Workers Registration Act 2003 for registration as a social worker in New Zealand in terms of being "fit and proper persons to practise social work"
  • Provide a curriculum vitae which includes your academic and work history
  • Provide a personal statement explaining why you wish to enter the social work programme and profession
  • Provide details of two character referees - these must not be family or friends
  • Provide details of any convictions or charges pending in New Zealand and/or overseas
  • Complete the Vetting Service Request and Consent Form for a New Zealand Police check
  • Provide a current Police Certificate from any overseas countries you have lived in for twelve months or more in the last ten years.
  • Undertake an interview (if required)

Study locations

Auckland

Distance Learning