Applied Social Work

Massey University

12 months
19445 USD/year
4269 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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If you are motivated to make a positive difference in people’s lives, a social work career may be for you. The Master in Applied Social Work is delivered by Massey University.


If you want to be a social worker, then this is the programme for you.

Learning outcomes

The Master of Applied Social Work (MApplSW) from Massey University will prepare you for practice and registration as a social worker in New Zealand and most other countries.

The course conforms to national and international guidelines by including two different supervised field experiences. This 240-credit master's programme is designed for students who have a bachelor's degree in a field other than social work but wish to change careers.

Programme Structure

  • To plan your study and see what courses are necessary to complete your degree please use the regulations button.
  • While the structure of the programme is set, there is scope within the courses to choose your particular emphasis from within the fields of social or community work practice. 
  • The programme is designed to meet the requirements for registration as a Social Worker in New Zealand, and the degree is recognised internationally.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

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

  • Provide a curriculum vitae which includes your academic and work history
  • Provide a personal statement explaining why you wish to enter the social work programme and profession 
  • Provide details of two character referees - these must not be family or friends
  • Provide details of any convictions or charges pending in New Zealand and/or overseas
  • Complete the Vetting Service Request and Consent Form for a New Zealand Police check

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19445 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19445 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    4269 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4269 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • Domestic students: 6609 NZD
  • International students: 30100 NZD


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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Applied Social Work
Massey University