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Master of Social Work

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Bachelor

This degree is being phased out.
Entry Requirements
Health sciences courses
Duration
4 - 8 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
Graduate Satisfaction
75.00%

Masters (Coursework)

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Duration
1.5 years full-time
Study Mode
Online

Masters (Coursework)

The Master of Social Work prepares students for practice as professional social workers.
Duration
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Study Mode
In person
Tuition Fees
$6,560 per year / $13,120 total
Financial Support
Austudy
Graduate Satisfaction
69.70%

Masters (Coursework)

The Master of Social Impact (MSI) is designed for high-performing students seeking to build skills and advance their …

Duration
1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time
Tuition Fees
$31,920 per year / $47,880 total
Graduate Satisfaction
73.30%

Masters (Coursework)

This research degree develops advanced research principles, methods and mastery of a body of knowledge in the social …

Entry Requirements

The minimum requirements for admission to a master by research program are:

  • a bachelor degree requiring at least four years of full-time study in a relevant discipline awarded with honours. The degree should include a research component comprised of a thesis, other research projects or research methodology courses that constitute at least 25% of a full-time academic year (or part-time equivalent). The applicant must have achieved at least a credit average in the final year; or
  • evidence of appropriate academic qualifications and/or experience that satisfies the Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Training and Development or nominee that the applicant has developed knowledge of the field of study or cognate field and the potential for research sufficient to undertake the proposed program.

At RMIT a grade of credit represents academic achievement of 60% or higher.

Duration
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Study Mode
In person
Graduate Satisfaction
90.90%

Masters (Coursework)

The Master of Social Work invites you to reflect on your practice, appraise alternative practices and theorie…

Duration
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Study Mode
In person
Tuition Fees
$6,566 per year / $6,566 total
Graduate Satisfaction
81.50%

Masters (Coursework)

The UOW Masters of Social Work (Qualifying) will equip you with the knowledge and skills to make important contributi…

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a bachelor degree in social sciences, psychology, public health, education, nursing, or a related undergraduate qualification with at least one year of Social Science content (i.e. studies of the individual and society)

Duration
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Study Mode
In person
Tuition Fees
$22,560 per year / $45,120 total

Masters (Coursework)

Be an advocate for social justice and human rights.
Study Mode
In person
Tuition Fees
$9,359 per year
Financial Support
Austudy

Masters (Coursework)

Become an accredited social worker with the Master of Social Work (Qualifying).

Duration
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Study Mode
In person
Tuition Fees
$6,566 per year / $13,132 total
Financial Support
Austudy
Graduate Satisfaction
81.50%

Masters (Coursework)

The Master of Social Work invites you to reflect on your practice, appraise alternative practices and theorie…

Duration
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Study Mode
In person
Tuition Fees
$6,566 per year / $6,566 total
Graduate Satisfaction
81.50%

Master of Social Work overview

Completing a masters in social work will provide you with the tools for a vast range of more specialised roles in social work. This qualification is necessary if you're interested in higher level management, program and policy development and delivery and research roles. A masters is also a prerequisite for a Doctor of Social Work.

Employment options

A masters in social work will open the doors for many more advanced roles in the social work field, such as a researcher, facilitator, project manager, manager or therapist in the healthcare sector, child services, disability services and the justice system. A master’s degree is well-sought after qualification and will help secure interviews with most social work employers

Scholarships and funding

There are a number of scholarships available to students taking a masters of social work. Generally more superior academic performance is a primary focus as to whether you are a suitable candidate for a scholarship. There is also Austudy available, if you are interested in undertaking this course, but you will need to contact Centrelink before enrolling to find out whether you are eligible for these payments.

Prerequisites and selection process

To enrol in a masters in social work you will need to have studied and successfully completed the related undergraduate degree. For acceptance into the course, a higher level of academic performance will make it easier to gain entry. Early enrolment is also a good idea to help ensure you gain a place.

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Master of Social Work Student Stories


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This course was beneficial to my career. It does lead to a multitude of areas to work in.

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  • Student Stories
This course was beneficial to my career. It does lead to a multitude of areas to work in.

Christine Grace

  • Student Stories
This course was beneficial to my career. It does lead to a multitude of areas to work in.

Christine Grace

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