Course details

Bachelor of Social Work
Domestic tuition $6,110 per year
International tuition $12,644 per year
Course length 4 years
Completion rate 91%
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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Majors

  • 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

The University of Waikato, located in the central North Island cities of Hamilton and Tauranga, is an internationally recognised tertiary institution offering degree programmes designed to produce job-ready graduates. Each year, the University provides more than 2,000 industry placements and internship opportunities, believing its students benefit from the chance to put the theory they have learnt in classrooms, into practice in a real-world employment environment. When students choose to study at waikato, they gain a globally recognised education. In 2019, the QS World University Rankings placed the University of Waikato 266th in the world, an improvement of 135 places in five years. The University is also in the top 5% of all globally ranked institutions for research impact, meaning their research is among some of the most influential in the world.

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