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Master of Social Work (Applied)
Master of Social Work (Applied)

Master of Social Work (Applied)

  • ID:UC640123
  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Students must have completed any bachelor’s degree with a B Grade Point Average in their 300-level courses, and have completed either courses in social research and human development, or have relevant practice experience or another qualifying programme.

English requirements

  • IELTS: Academic with an average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 90, with at least 19 in reading, writing and listening. Please note UC only accepts TOEFL iBT scores from a single test date, not MyBest scores.
  • TOEFL PBT: With a minimum score of 575 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5
  • CCEL EAP: Level 2 with a minimum C+ grade
  • CAE or CPE: minimum score of 176 with at least 169 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50
  • NZCEL:  Level 5

Course Information

The Master of Social Work (Applied) offers the opportunity for students with an approved social science degree to complete a recognised professional qualification over two years.

The programme is able to be completed on a part-time basis, which offers some flexibility to those with family or employment commitments.

UC also offers the Master of Social Work involving thesis work.

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Students complete these taught courses as Part I:

  • SOWK 611 Human Behaviour and Mental Health

  • SOWK 612 Mana Motuhake, a Bicultural Analysis

  • SOWK 614 Social Work Theory, Research and Practice

  • SOWK 615 Social Work Principles and Skills

  • SOWK 616 Law, Society and International Social Work Practice

  • SOWK 617 Qualitative Research and Programme Evaluation Strategies

Part II involves practical fieldwork and research:

  • SOWK 670 Research Project

  • SOWK 671 Fieldwork Practicum 1

  • SOWK 672 Fieldwork Practicum II

  • SOWK 673 Practice Research Integration

Students complete Part I before proceeding to Part II. The fieldwork courses in Part II are taken simultaneously.

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Pathway Courses

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  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/per year

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