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Master of Social Work

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Masters (Research)

Parkville
The Master of Advanced Social Work (Research) allows you to combine coursework with extensive independent research in social work. It encourages an advanced practice-oriented and theoretical approach, and supports self-directed, lifelong learning.
Duration
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Study Mode
In person

Masters (Coursework)

Perth, External
This course will introduce you to the community development ideas and practices used to create and foster community-led change in settings around Australia and beyond.This course is designed for community work practitioners and graduates with an...
Duration
2 years full-time
Study Mode
In person

Masters (Coursework)

Camperdown

The Master of Philosophy involves research and advanced coursework.

Duration
1 - 2 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
International Tuition Fees
$40,000 per year / $40,000 total
Graduate Satisfaction
81.90%

Masters (Coursework)

Berwick, Ballarat - Mt Helen
Be an advocate for social justice and human rights. Make a real difference to the lives of people in need.
Duration
2 years full-time
Study Mode
In person

Masters (Coursework)

Casuarina
This course provides you with the knowledge and skills required for employment as an accredited social work practitioner. You will learn to work with individuals, families, groups and communities to create positive change.
Entry Requirements
Successful completion of: If you do not meet the requirement of one-year full-time study in behavioural or social science you should apply for the . Due to professional recognition, applicants who have completed a Bachelor of Social Work undergraduate degree are not eligible for entry into this course. To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application. The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either: * All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified. * Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications. Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.
Duration
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Study Mode
In person, Online

Masters (Coursework)

Cloud (Online)
With a Master of Social Work, you'll have the skills, experience and platform to protect the vulnerable, fight social injustice and help those from disadvantaged circumstances turn their lives around.
Entry Requirements

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.

All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.

For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library

Entry will be based on performance in:

  • Bachelor degree in a related discipline, with two units in the study of human behaviour and two units in the study of society.

Examples of units in human behaviour include anything behavioural science related, including:

  • Psychology, research and policy related fields
  • Counselling or therapeutic roles in areas such as play therapy, rehabilitation counselling, art therapy, music therapy, and disability and inclusion
  • Clinical areas such as child development, drug and alcohol work, medicine, emergency services, working with older people, working with people with a disability, and education
  • Allied health areas such as midwifery, occupational therapy/health, nursing, audiology, health promotion, physiotherapy

Examples of units in study of society include:

  • Social science
  • Anthropology
  • Political science
  • International relations
  • Community development
  • Economics: with a health or social focus
  • Health and sustainability
  • Public health
  • Health promotion,
  • Geography
  • Criminology
  • Indigenous studies

Applicants must have a recognised university qualification with at least two units in a study of the human behaviour and two units in the study of society. Preference may be given to applicants with relevant work experience. Selection criteria will also be based on undergraduate academic results.

Inherent requirements

Applications are accepted from students who possess the skills and prerequisites required to complete the course, gain professional certification and practise safely. The inherent requirements of the course are available here.

Duration
4 years part-time
Study Mode
Online

Masters (Research)

Mildura, Bendigo, Albury-Wodonga, Melbourne
This course requires you to complete a research program in social work, to attend research seminars and submit a thesis on an approved subject.
Duration
2 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
International Tuition Fees
$39,200 per year / $78,400 total

Masters (Research)

Werribee, St Albans, Footscray Park, City Flinders
Complete a masters that contributes to industry or community development - in just one year. Victoria University's Master of Research Practice recognises honours qualifications, letting you graduate sooner.
Duration
1 year full-time
Study Mode
In person, Online

Masters (Coursework)

Kensington
The Master of Counselling Social Work is a two-year part-time degree designed for those already employed in the social work field. You will undertake in-depth analysis of your own social work practice and be encouraged to participate in interactive theory seminars. Adopting a contextual and relational approach to counselling, you will study systemic family therapy and narrative therapy. The degree also explores key aspects of other approaches such as psychodynamic and interpersonal psychotherapies, cognitive/behavioural therapies, and trauma-based and mindfulness-based avenues.
Duration
1 year full-time
Study Mode
In person

Masters (Research)

Cloud (Online), Waterfront (Geelong)
If you are a qualified social worker, undertake further research training to develop expertise relevant to your practice.
Entry Requirements

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.

All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.

For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library

Applicants must have demonstrated evidence of a high standard of research ability. This is normally an Honours year to H2B (60%+) standard, or a coursework master degree with a substantial thesis. However, other evidence of research ability may be considered and could include a thesis as part of an international undergraduate degree; relevant refereed publications; research awards; or research experience.

For more information please visit the Deakin Research - Higher Degrees by Research page.

Duration
2 years full-time
Study Mode
In person, Online

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.