Entry to the first year of the BSW(Hons) is open to all students with entry to the University.
While no particular secondary school subjects are required, a background in subjects promoting communication skills such as English, history, geography, or te reo Māori is useful. Volunteer work in the community is also good preparation.
IELTS: Academic with an average score of 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 80, with at least 19 in reading, writing and listening
TOEFL PBT: With a minimum score of 550 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5
CCEL EAP: Level 2 with a minimum C+ grade
CAE or CPE: minimum score of 169 with at least 162 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 50 and no PTE communicative skills score below 42
This highly regarded interdisciplinary degree will engage you in both theory and practice, equipping you for a wide range of people-related work.
The Bachelor of Social Work with Honours (BSW(Hons)) at UC is Aotearoa New Zealand’s most established Social Work programme. The BSW(Hons) is ideal for those with a commitment to working with others in overcoming personal and institutional barriers to well-being, and promoting the full potential of people.
Students develop a strong academic and practice foundation in the social sciences and social work at UC, which prepares them to be social workers, policy analysts, and researchers in both statutory and non-government sectors.
Graduates are highly employable overseas, particularly in the UK and Australia.
Social Work graduates are employed in a wide variety of fields including family welfare, child protection, justice, education, community development, and all areas of health and well-being.