Doctor of Social Work (DSW)

Program structure

Year 1

  • Core coursework: two units of study (6 credit points each) one in research, and one in social practice or policy.
  • Elective coursework: two units of study (6 credit points each) in social work practice and/or social policy, plus two from a range of units which may include those cross-listed with other departments.

Year 2

  • Thesis and doctoral seminar

Year 3

  • Continue with thesis and doctoral seminar


Units of study

Core units of study

Pathways unit of study


Course convenor

Dr Ruth Phillips