24 months
39194 USD/year
10977 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Social Work (Applied) at University of Canterbury offers the opportunity for students with an approved social science degree to complete a recognised professional qualification over two years.


The Social Work (Applied) programme at University of Canterbury is able to be completed on a part-time basis, which offers some flexibility to those with family or employment commitments.


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
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Late applications may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39194 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39194 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    10977 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10977 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National Students - 15,236 NZD
  • International Students - 54,400 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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