Social Work

Massey University

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24 months
4779 USD/year
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Excellent social workers are always striving to gain new knowledge. The Master of Social Work (MSW) from Massey University is the right programme for you if you already have a professional qualification in social work and want to improve your practice.


The Master of Social Work from Massey University is intended for practitioners who wish to undertake advanced study of a specific aspect of social and community work. 

Learning outcomes

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

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




240 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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

Tuition Fee

  • National

    4779 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4779 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • Domestic students: 7400 NZD
  • 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.

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!

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Social Work
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