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Master of Social Work (Applied)

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The Master of Social Work (Applied) offers the opportunity for students with an approved social science degree to complete a recognised professional qualification over two years.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
2 years full-time
Course Code
MSW(App)
Domestic Fees
$15,236 per year / $30,472 total
International Fees
$54,400 per year / $108,800 total

About this course

The Master of Social Work (Applied) offers the opportunity for students with an approved social science degree to complete a recognised professional qualification over two years.

The programme is able to be completed on a part-time basis, which offers some flexibility to those with family or employment commitments.

UC also offers the Master of Social Work involving thesis work.

Entry requirements

Students must have completed any bachelor's degree with a B Grade Point Average in their 300-level courses, and have completed either courses in social research and human development, or have relevant practice experience or another qualifying programme.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

A special application is required - see 'How to apply' below.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Social Work (Applied) or use the admission requirements checker.

How to apply

The programme has a limited number of places available, and prospective students must complete a formal application to the Social Work department, in addition to their application to enrol.

Late applications for February 2021 entry to the programme can be made up until November 30th 2020. After this date, further late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

To request an application pack, please contact the Department at [email protected]

Enquiries about the programme may be sent to the Degree Coordinator [email protected]

Study locations

Main Campus

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.

Useful information:

  • Read what other UC postgraduate students have gone on to achieve in their studies and careers in our student and graduate profiles.
  • Te Ropu Rapuara | UC Careers can help you to achieve the career you want, connect with employers, or find a job.
  • For research into career destinations by qualification, visit Te Pokai Tara | Universities New Zealand website.
  • Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.
  • Come along to an upcoming information event for prospective postgraduate students.