Master of Social Work (By Research)

University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)

This course is designed for students who want to develop their professional standing in the expanding and challenging field of professional social work. It will particularly benefit those who have an undergraduate degree in social work, have worked in the industry for some time, and are wishing to gain a higher degree through undertaking practice-based research. The course offers opportunities to deepen knowledge and understanding of social work practice and can be tailored to suit individual interests. The research component involves individualised research relevant to students' key area/s of interest as a professional social worker.

Course Fee:

Australian: $44,000

Entry Requirements:

Professional qualification in social work, duly accredited or recognised by the Australian Association of Social Workers; non-graduates who have relevant governmental or industry experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis


1 subject and a thesis of 30,000-35,000 words

Subjects you can Study:

Social work

Further information:

In exceptional cases applications may be considered on the basis of other evidence of general and professional qualifications as approved by the Research Degrees Committee.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 01595D

Related Careers:

Social Worker,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
USC Sunshine Coast No info Yes Full time 2 years
USC Sunshine Coast No info Yes Part time 4 years
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Provider CRICOS: 01595D

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