Master of Social Work (Professional)

University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
Master's Degree
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
2 years
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 10,109
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 42,558

About this course

This programme is designed for those who wish to become qualified social workers and hold a bachelors degree in a related discipline such as social science, sociology, psychology, health science or human services. Students will gain fundamental knowledge and understanding of the values, theories and interventions that underpin social work practice, training them to be critical and reflective practitioners who are able to contribute to any field of social work practice.

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. The university assesses each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

University of Auckland

  • Complete a Bachelor's degree with GPA of 5.0. Your degree must have included a minimum of 60 points in social sciences subjects such as sociology, population health or psychology (Taught 240 points)

Another tertiary institution

  • Complete a Bachelor's degree with GPE of 5.0. You must have completed a significant number of courses in social sciences subjects such as sociology, population health, psychology or youth work (Taught 240 points)

Note:Entrance is subject to satisfactory police check/s, safety checks, interview and referees' reports.

Programme-specific entry requirements for postgraduate applicants with international qualifications:

  • GPE: 5
  • Australia (%): 70-75%
  • China (%): 80-85%
  • India (%): 60-65%
  • Indonesia (GPA): 3.2-3.4
  • Iran (Grade Average): 14.5-15.0
  • Malaysia (GPA): 3.2-3.4
  • Singapore (GPA): 3.7
  • South Pacific-USP (GPA): 3.3
  • Taiwan (%): 77-82%
  • Thailand (GPA): 3.2-3.4
  • UK (%): 60-65%
  • USA (GPA): 3.2-3.4
  • Vietnam (GPA): 7.0-7.5

English language requirements

  • IELTS Academic Score: 7.0 with no bands less than 7.0


The two-year programme includes lectures, discussion, student presentations, skills laboratories, group work, individual research and investigation, practicum placements and self-directed study.

The strong practical focus to this programme will enable you to participate in 120 days of supervised practicum work in the community.

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