Course details

Bachelor of Social Work
Domestic tuition $6,110 per year
International tuition $12,616 per year
Course length 4 years
Completion rate 92%
NZQF Level 7
Employment rate 75%
In further study 19%
Median earnings $48,169
Job prospects
Great job prospects:
Employed - 75%
Further study - 19%
Median earnings: $48,169 (3 years after graduating)
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  • Social Work

About the course

Graduates will have knowledge and skills in the theory and practice of Social Work such that they are able to enter the social work profession as beginning social workers. They also will be equipped to proceed to advanced study in the subject. Graduates will have the knowledge of research methods in social work and be able to apply these in supervised research.

Entry requirements

A New Zealand university entrance qualification or equivalent, an interview and a Police clearance check.

About the provider

This University is located in Hamilton, Waikato, with a satellite campus in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty. Committed to delivering a world-class education and research portfolio, providing a full and dynamic university experience, distinctive in character, and pursuing strong international links to advance knowledge. The university stands proudly on the world stage as an institution that provides a future-focused international education and plays an active part in global research. The rankings are a reflection of Waikato University's strengths as a university, ability to challenge, inspire and prepare students to be future-leaders. It is a recognition of the research that is tackling global issues.

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