12 months
19599 USD/year
5115 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Social Work from University of Canterbury requires candidates to complete a thesis on a full or part-time basis.


Social Work from University of Canterbury is particularly aimed at practitioners with specialist practice, supervisory, management, or policy analysis and development responsibilities. The programme of study and research can be designed to meet each candidate’s professional needs and interests.


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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Behaviour and Mental Health
  • Mana Motuhake, a Bicultural Analysis
  • Social Work Theory, Research and Practice
  • Social Work Principles and Skills
  • Law, Society and International Social Work Practice
  • Qualitative Research and Programme Evaluation Strategies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details

First day of any month


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a Bachelor of Social Work with First Class or Second Class Honours Division I
  • any bachelor’s degree and the Graduate Diploma in Social Work
  • any bachelor's degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work with a B+ Grade Point Average or above (or equivalent)
  • completed a qualifying course prescribed by the Head of the Department of Social Work and Human Services, and approved by the Dean of Arts (Academic) of a standard to the prerequisite courses.
  • If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19599 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19599 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    5115 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5115 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National Students - 7,099 NZD
  • International Students - 27,200 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

1300 - 2000 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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.

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