24 months
39200 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Social Work (Research) offered at La Trobe University course requires you to complete a research program in social work, to attend research seminars and submit a thesis on an approved subject. 

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There's never been a better time to build new skills and follow your passion. Apply now to secure your place for the Master of Social Work (Research) offered at La Trobe University .

Career outcomes

This degree will prepare you for a professional career in industry or academic research, higher education, and can also serve as a pathway into a PhD.

Why study at La Trobe?

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Programme Structure

Areas of study:

  • social work practice
  • social policy
  • intellectual disability  
  • ageing
  • child and family welfare
  • health and mental health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS code: 055101G  
  • In order to apply for Master's by research candidature, you will normally require either:
  • the satisfactory completion of an Australian Bachelor's degree with an honours year with at least an H2A result in the relevant discipline; OR
  • qualification of La Trobe University or a recognised tertiary institution which is deemed by the Board of Graduate Research to be equivalent to the qualification specified in (a) above; OR
  • a Bachelor's degree without strengthened by additional qualifications or the demonstrated possession of research skills or publications of an especially meritorious nature, approved by the Board of Graduate Research as an acceptable basis for admission to candidature. Some additional preliminary studies may need to be undertaken.
  • 6.5 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39200 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /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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