Master of Advanced Social Work (Research)
The Master of Advanced Social Work (Research) allows students to combine coursework with extensive independent research in social work. It encourages an advanced practice-oriented and theoretical approach, and supports self-directed, lifelong learning.
A Master of Advanced Social Work (Research) candidate must receive an average grade of at least H3 (65%) or better to be eligible for the award of the degree.
Students who complete the masters will:
- acquire research skills and undertake a shorter thesis which is relevant to social work practice and/or social policy;
- undertake preparation for advanced practice.
The Master of Advanced Social Work (Research) is comprised of 150 credit points. Students complete a thesis of 30,000 words, the Research Processes subject, and one elective.
Credit points: Total 150 points.
Duration: 1.5 years full-time / 3 years part-time
Attendance: Students are regularly required to attend the relevant postgraduate research seminars organised by Social Work.
Electives: Not all of these subjects will be available every year. Some may be on a two year cycle. Students may vary their course plans by negotiation with the Course Coordinator if they wish to undertake a specific specialist or elective subject.
|Subject Type||Subject Code||Subject Title||Credit points|
|Mandated||SCWK90045||Thesis FT (full-time, 30,000 words)||125|
|SCWK90046||Thesis PT (part-time, 30,000 words)||125|
(Choose 1 of)
|SCWK90021||Advanced Child and Family Practice*||12.5|
|SCWK90024||Managing Human Service Organisations||12.5|
|SCWK90025||Ageing, Social Work & Social Policy*||12.5|
|SCWK90027||Advanced Trauma Perspectives*||12.5|
|SCWK90031||Social Work Practice in the Health Field||12.5|
|SCWK90032||Advanced Clinical Practice*||12.5|
|SCWK90034||Depression and Anxiety*||12.5|
|*Please Note: These subjects are not offered in 2012|
The Selection Committee will consider applications for the Master of Advanced Social Work (Research) from individuals who meet all of the following criteria:
- A qualifying Australian Bachelor of Social Work or equivalent within the last ten years with a grade point average of 75% or above
- Eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers
- Two years of documented professional social work practice
Applicants must also meet the University's English language requirements.