Social Work Pathways
How to Apply
This challenging and rewarding profession attracts dedicated and inspiring professionals who desire to make a difference to the lives of others. They help members of society manage personal and social challenges either directly or through programs that benefit groups or communities. You can pursue a Master of Social Work at UWA after completing a bachelor's degree and submitting a personal statement and CV.
Pathways for mature-age students
If you'll be aged 20 years or older on 1 March (for Semester 1 entry) or 1 August (for Semester 2 entry) you qualify for our mature-age entry pathways. These enable entry into one of UWA's undergraduate degrees whereby, upon completion, you could apply for graduate entry into social work.
Direct Pathways for high school leavers
- UWSWA (Arts)
UWSWB (Biomedical Science)
- UWSWC (Commerce)
- UWSWS (Science)
- UWSWP (Philosophy [Honours] Direct Pathway)
- BA + MSW
BBiomedSc + MSW
- BCom + MSW
- BSc + MSW
- BPhil (Hons) + MSW
- Completion of a UWA bachelor’s degree
 This pathway is also available through the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours). Students taking this pathway require an ATAR of 98.00.
 Bachelor of Philosophy students will take an additional year to complete this pathway.