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Social Work, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #287 (QS) Online
Excellent social workers are always striving to gain new knowledge. The Master of Social Work (MSW) is the right programme for you if you already have a professional qualification in social work and want to improve your practice.


The MSW programme is intended for practitioners who wish to undertake advanced study of a specific aspect of social and community work. The MSW is flexible and offers you opportunities for both full and part-time study.The MSW is a thesis-based programme that encourages social workers to pursue research in a particular field of practice, population, or area of interest. It equips social workers to develop and use research skills in their practice settings and keep current with the very latest theories and practice.

Programme Structure

Courses to the value of 240 credits consisting of either:

  • 120 credits of taught courses and a 120 credit thesis; or 
  • 150 credits of taught courses and a 90 credit thesis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    240 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Admission to the Master of Social Work requires you to:

  • Have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Social Work or Bachelor of Social Work with Honours with a B grade average over the 300-level majoring courses
  • Have been awarded or qualified for the Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work with a B grade average across all courses

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • National

    7185 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7185 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Not available for international students.


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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