Postgraduate

Master of Social Work

This course prepares beginning social work practitioners for employment in local, State and international human services agencies.

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level with a postgraduate degree and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

Social workers work with individuals, families, groups, organisations and communities to create positive outcomes and to empower marginalised or disenfranchised members of society. They promote change at individual, family, community and policy levels.
Social workers work with individuals, families, groups, organisations and communities to create positive outcomes and to empower marginalised or disenfranchised members of society. They promote change at individual, family, community and policy levels.
This course could lead to these

Career Opportunities

Further Study

Graduate Certificate in Social Policy Practice, Graduate Diploma in Advanced Social Work, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Graduate Certificate in Social Policy Practice, Graduate Diploma in Advanced Social Work, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying students

Course Credit Points
96
Annual Credit Points
48
Annual Fee - 2017
$19,400.00
Total Course Fee - 2017
$38,800.00
Annual Fee - 2016
$18,818.00
Total Course Fee - 2016
$37,636.00
Domestic Fees

Postgraduate – Commonwealth supported students

Course Credit Points
96
Annual Credit Points
48
Average Annual Fee - 2017
$8,495.81
Typical Fee Range - 2017
$6,349.00 - $10,596.00
Average Annual Fee - 2016
$8,371.00
Typical Fee Range - 2016
$6,256.00 - $10,440.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Postgraduate – onshore students

Course Credit Points
96
Annual Credit Points
48
Annual Fee - 2017
$30,500.00
Total Course Fee - 2017
$61,000.00
Annual Fee - 2016
$28,800.00
Total Course Fee - 2016
$57,600.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENT

Personal statement

Together with your online application, you are required to provide a Personal Statement (approximately 400-500 words), detailing why you wish to study the Master of Social Work at UWA and what you hope to achieve by studying the course.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENT

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

This is for students with any undergraduate degree who would like to pursue a professional qualification in social work.

About The Course

The Master of Social Work (coursework or coursework and dissertation) prepares beginning social work practitioners for employment in local, State and international human services agencies. The course is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and is regarded as a qualifying master's course.
Master of Social Work

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Weekly contact time
  • The estimated time commitment for a standard full-time enrolment for first year students is 2 days per week (Monday and Tuesday) and a field placement in semester 2 (13 weeks full time).
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 11550
CRICOS code
  • 065091K
Master of Social Work
Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Weekly contact time
  • The estimated time commitment for a standard full-time enrolment for first year students is 2 days per week (Monday and Tuesday) and a field placement in semester 2 (13 weeks full time).
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 11550
CRICOS code
  • 065091K
Full time/part time duration
  • 2 years
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Social Work

Direct Pathways

If you’re interested in this area of study, gain an advantage by choosing to complete a Direct Pathway which sees you combine your first degree with your second.
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