Master of Social Work

Program code

5621

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

2 to 2.5 years FT accelerated
3.5 years part-time
*Please refer to attendance information

Credit points

180

Indicative fee

$8,500.00* per year (more)
* 2022 indicative annual CSP fee

Admission requirements

  • Related Bachelor degree (except Social Work) or higher

    (more)

Commencing in

Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

Next start date

Trimester 3, 2022 (more)

Applications close

Wednesday, 31 August 2022

How to apply

You can apply directly to Griffith University for entry into this program. To begin your application, add this program to your shortlist.

Apply online

Next intake (Gold Coast Campus, Logan Campus, Distance Education) Applications close
Trimester 3, 2022 Wednesday, 31 August 2022
Orientation commences Monday, 31 October 2022

Check the eligibility requirements in the sections on this webpage.


Admission requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Social Work, a student must hold a relevant three-year degree in a related field (other than social work)* which includes at least one year of full-time studies in social sciences (studies of the individual and society) or equivalent.

* This includes programs in human services, social sciences, behavioural sciences, counselling and psychological sciences.

From Trimester 3-2020: As the number of applicants may exceed the Commonwealth Supported Places available in the program, selection for admission is competitive and will be based upon past academic performance and the relevance of previously completed tertiary studies and work experience. To be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place, applicants are required to submit past academic transcripts and a curriculum vitae. You also have the opportunity to provide additional supporting documentation (personal statement of up to 500 words plus supporting evidence) if you consider that your past GPA was adversely impacted by significant circumstances such as poverty, homelessness, mental or physical ill-health, or family violence. If you are not successful in gaining a Commonwealth Supported Place, you may be eligible for a Fee-Paying Postgraduate place.

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to these programs are described below.

Credit and recognition of prior learning

Griffith University awards credit for prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information see below.

How to apply

To apply, add this program to your shortlist at the top of this page or apply for this program now (a maximum of three preferences is allowed).

Griffith will assess your first preference and will only assess subsequent preferences if you are not successful.

Once you have submitted your application, you will be sent an email about how to track your application.

For a full list of your incomplete or submitted applications, please view your application list.

Note: Applicants are not permitted to defer an offer. Should you be unable to accept an offer, you must re-apply for entry in the following year.

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are:

  • A minimum overall band score of 7.0 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 7.0 and
  • English test results must be no more than two years old.

The Direct Entry Program (DEP) pathway is not accepted for this program.

The above requirements are HIGHER than those stipulated in University policy. Applicants should refer to the following University policy for further information:

Postgraduate Programs Admission Policy

Credit and recognition of prior learning

Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website:

Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect.

Additional credit information

The University's Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning Policy will apply. Credit will only be awarded in accordance with the requirements of the Australian Social Work Education and Accreditation Standards (ASWEAS) 2020 Section 5.6 Credit Transfer: MSW(Q). Recognition of Prior Learning will only be awarded in accordance with the requirements of the ASWEAS 2020 Section 10 Recognition of Prior Learning.