Course details

Bachelor of Social Work
Domestic tuition $5,971 per year
International tuition $28,800
Course length 4 years
Completion rate 86%
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 a core understanding of the theories and practices of social work as a base for employment or further study. Graduates are employed in both the public and private sectors, in planning, administration and research, and providing services for young people, families, the aged, people who have committed offences and people with disabilities.

Entry requirements

A New Zealand university entrance qualification, or equivalent.

About the provider

At the University of Canterbury you will get to enjoy the very best a university has to offer ' a world class learning environment, a vibrant campus and a great student lifestyle that's packed with opportunities. You will gain hands-on experience in courses led by academics who are actively engaged in research and who are experts in their fields. The culture promotes active learning, where the vibrant community allows you to be who you are and do what you love. UC's picturesque campus with modern teaching and research facilities is set in the heart of a city that has become a magnet for growth and innovation. Further afield lies a region packed with outdoor adventure, from the mountains to the sea.

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