Social Work - Indigenous Knowledges, Master | University of Manitoba | Winnipeg, Canada
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Social Work - Indigenous Knowledges

24 months
12646 CAD/year
5748 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Social Work - Indigenous Knowledges from University of Manitoba addresses the need for a social work program that is directly relevant to Indigenous peoples, communities, perspectives and practices.


Social Work - Indigenous Knowledges from University of Manitoba  gives particular attention to knowledges, perspectives, values, and practices of Indigenous peoples that will support graduates to work from both Indigenous and critical social work theory perspectives.

Students at Social Work - Indigenous Knowledges from University of Manitoba will:

  • work from Indigenous perspectives;
  • understand the colonial history of events which have led to present circumstances;
  • understand social justice, anti-oppressive practices, anti-colonialism, and Indigenism;
  • explore Indigenous forms of helping and support(s) applicable to social work;
  • recover and support Indigenous values, practices, and structures;
  • empower Indigenous identities;
  • maintain a close connection with Indigenous communities and agencies;
  • and develop as advanced social work practitioners.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Grounding Our Foundation in Indigenous Knowledges and Social Work
  • Remembering our Histories: Setting our Knowledges
  • Critical Theory and Indigenous Peoples
  • Indigenous Research Methodologies and Knowledge Development
  • Indigenous Peoples, Identity and Social Work
  • Indigeneity, Power, Privilege, and Social Work
  • Social Challenges and Indigenous Helping Practices
  • Social Work, Social Challenges and Indigenous Peoples
  • Indigenism
  • Anti-Colonial Social Work

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor of Social Work degree (by June 30 of the application year) from an accredited university recognized by the University of Manitoba
  • with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B) in your last sixty credit hours of university study.
  • Relevant social work experience in Indigenous communities and/or with Indigenous peoples (paid or volunteer).
  • $100 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation from academic, employment, and Indigenous community sources (must be requested from within the application)
  • Paid and volunteer work history (must be completed within application)
  • Area of specialization statement (must be completed within application)
  • Proof of English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    12646 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6323 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    5748 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2874 CAD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Winnipeg

1056 - 1650 CAD /month
Living costs

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


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