Master of Social Work
Times and locations of lectures and tutorials can be found on the timetable pages.
To qualify for the award of Master of Social Work, a candidate must complete 48 credit points, including:
- 12 credit points of core units; and
- a minimum of 6 credit points of capstone units.
To qualify for the award of Graduate Diploma in Social Work, a candidate must complete 36 credit points, including:
- 12 credit points of core units.
Please note: The availability of units of study, particularly electives, may vary from year to year.
Core units of study
Elective units of study
- Working with Communities (SCWK6910)
- Practice Development (SCWK6917)
- Debates in Human Services Management (SCWK6918)
- Dying, Death and Mourning (SCWK6944)
- Social Policy Frameworks (SCWK6948)
- Global Social Policy (SCWK6949)
- Critical Perspectives on Mental Health (SCWK6952)
- Developing a Research Project (EDPK5003)
Capstone units of study
Master’s candidates must complete either SCWK6908 (6 credit points) or the Dissertation (12 credit points), normally in the final semester of enrolment. Students who intend to undertake a higher degree by research (MPhil, PhD, DSW) in the future should enrol in the Dissertation. Please note that entry requirements apply for the Dissertation - please refer to the application form for further details.
- Authorised Independent Study and Report (SCWK6908)
- Dissertation (EDPZ6720) (completed in one semester) or
- Dissertation Part 1 (EDPZ6724) and Dissertation Part 2 (EDPZ6725) (completed over two semesters)