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Master of Social Work by Research
Master of Social Work by Research

Master of Social Work by Research

  • ID:USC610113
  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

  • To be eligible for admission to Master of Social Work by Research candidature, applicants must have completed a professional qualification in social work, duly accredited or recognised by the Australian Association of Social Workers.

  • Entry by non-graduates who have relevant governmental or industry experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  • In exceptional cases applications may be considered on the basis of other evidence of general and professional qualifications as approved by the Research Degrees Committee.

English Requirement


  • Overall score of 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each subtest


  • Paper-based — overall score of 575 with minimum essay score of 4
    Internet-based — overall score of 86 with minimum score of 21 for writing


  • Overall score of 58 with no subscore less than 54


  • Overall score of 177 or above with no less than 169 in each skill


  • Minimum 2 years full-time tertiary (university level) study where the language of instruction is English, successfully completed in the last 5 years in one of the of following countries:

  • Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom and United States of America

  • Study completed in countries that don't appear in this list will be considered in a case by case basis.

Course Information

Social work is a dynamic profession that is constantly evolving to meet the changing needs of society and individuals. This advanced program lets you address the growing need for practice-based research by completing your own original research project.

You'll be guided by expert supervisors to develop your research skills and make an important contribution to your chosen area of social work practice. This is an ideal way to explore an area of professional interest and advance your academic qualifications in the field.

In this program you will:

  • Tailor your research project to suit your area of interest.

  • Work with highly experienced supervisors to complete an original thesis that contributes to the body of knowledge in your field.

  • Advance your research skills and build your knowledge of professional social work practice.

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OSHC: 530 ($) AUD per year

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