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University of Auckland

Auckland , North Island ,New Zealand

Master of Social Work

The Master of Social Work prepares you for advanced professional responsibility in social work.

You will learn advanced approaches and interventions in social work practice, and develop knowledge, skills, and experience in critiquing and undertaking social work research to enhance your practice.

The program enables social work practitioners to undertake further study in subjects related to their professional practice and then undertake research in an area of special interest.

This postgraduate program is for qualified social workers. If you are looking for a postgraduate program to become a qualified social worker see: Master of Social Work (Professional).

Campus Information

Epsom Campus

The Epsom Campus is the main campus for the Faculty of Education and Social Work and is home to approximately 3500 students.

Intakes

  • March
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

COE
10 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

If you are a qualified social worker, this program will enable you to inquire into an area of interest and prepare you for advanced professional responsibility in your practice.

Jobs related to this program

  • Community development worker
  • Hospital/medical social worker
  • Industrial relations officer
  • Policy analyst
  • Probation officer
  • Social researcher
  • Social worker
  • Youth worker

PSW Opportunity

You can apply for a Post-study Work Visa for up to 3 years.

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Minimum program requirements

  • Normally this requires a completed bachelor honors degree or postgraduate diploma from New Zealand, or an acceptable equivalent postgraduate qualification from a recognized university (or similar) overseas.
  • Undergraduate degree in social work.
  • GPE 5.0