The Social Work (by Thesis) at University of Canterbury is particularly aimed at practitioners with specialist practice, supervisory, management, or policy analysis and development responsibilities.
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.
- The MSW degree requires candidates to complete SOWK 695 MSW Thesis on a full or part-time basis. It will take 1 year full-time, or up to 3 years part-time.
- Students can begin their thesis at the beginning of any month.
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
It is recommended to apply as early as possible in advance of your intended start date, to allow for visa and other arrangements.
DisciplinesSocial Work View 12 other Masters in Social Work in New Zealand
- Normally the minimum requirement is a three-year bachelor’s degree from an Aotearoa New Zealand university, or a qualification or combination of qualifications considered to be equivalent.
- If you gained your qualifications overseas, these will need to be assessed to make sure they are of an equivalent standard.
International16702 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 16702 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
National4510 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 4510 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
- National Students - 7,022 NZD
- International Students -26,000 NZD
Scholarships, grants and awards are a great way to fund your university study.
Student loans and allowances
For domestic students, the most common option for funding your study is the New Zealand government's student loans and allowances. Here you can learn more about what they cover, and how to apply.
Overseas financial aid
If you are an international student coming to UC, you may be eligible for tuition or other financial aid from your home country, so make sure to check all your overseas financial aid options.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.