Postgraduate

Master of Social Work

This course prepares beginning social work practitioners for employment in local, State and international human services agencies.
$73K
Ave Starting Salary

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level 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)
$73K
Average Graduate Starting Salary

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

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course to see the annual and total course fees.

Course Credit Points
96
Total Course Fee - 2020
$40,200.00
Domestic Fees

Postgraduate – Commonwealth supported students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course to see the annual and total course fees.

Course Credit Points
96
Average Annual Fee - 2020
$9,094.47
Typical Fee Range - 2020
$6,684.00 - $11,155.00

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

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
96
Total Course Fee - 2019
$63,200.00
Total Course Fee - 2020
$64,400.00

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.
Master of Social Work

5 reasons to study Social Work at UWA

1. Social workers promote change at individual, community and policy levels and assist people to create positive outcomes

2. Be part of one of the top 10 fastest growing areas of employment

3. In addition to coursework units you will undertake high-quality placements in the field. This offers you the opportunity to integrate knowledge and skills and develop a sense of identity as a practitioner

4. Most established Masters course in WA, with Social Work being first taught at UWA in 1965

5. Highly qualified, award-winning staff who are passionate about teaching and learning
Master of Social Work

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) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA.
and
(b) the equivalent of a UWA grade point average of at least 5.0.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on—
(a) the grade point average;
and
(b) the intake quota for the year

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. Note: The dissertation stream will not be available for students commencing in 2020.

 

Master of Social Work

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
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 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
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
Master of Social Work

Application deadlines

For February 2021 entry, both International and Domestic applications open 1 August and close 30 September 2020.
Master of Social Work
Why choose a career in social work?

Animating Social Work

A career in social work
Master of Social Work

5 reasons to study Social Work at UWA

1. Social workers promote change at individual, community and policy levels and assist people to create positive outcomes

2. Be part of one of the top 10 fastest growing areas of employment

3. In addition to coursework units you will undertake high-quality placements in the field. This offers you the opportunity to integrate knowledge and skills and develop a sense of identity as a practitioner

4. Most established Masters course in WA, with Social Work being first taught at UWA in 1965

5. Highly qualified, award-winning staff who are passionate about teaching and learning
Master of Social Work

Student Experience with Amy Duggan

Student Experience with Amy Duggan

Course Accreditation

The Master of Social Work is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers and graduates are eligible to apply for membership.
The Master of Social Work is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers and graduates are eligible to apply for membership.

Q&A with Ashleigh Small

Q&A with Ashleigh Small
Hear from our academic and admissions team

Master of Social Work information session

English language requirements

Below is a summary of how the ELC requirement may be satisfied for admission to UWA Social Work.

At least two years full-time equivalent study at tertiary level in one of the following countries:

  • Australia
  • New Zealand 
  • United Kingdom 
  • Republic of Ireland 
  • United States of America
  • Canada (except Quebec)
  • South Africa, where studies are taught and assessed in English. 

OR
A valid IELTS (Academic) minimum score of 7.0 overall with at least 7.0 in each section.

Note ELC must be satisfied by the application closing date.  More detailed information can be found here

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