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Develop your passion for helping others
If you are motivated to make a positive difference in people’s lives, or improve the quality of life in a range of communities, a social work career may be for you.
If you want to become a registered social worker, but don’t have a bachelor’s degree in social work, then this programme is for you.
The Master of Applied Social Work is designed for those with relevant practice experience, or a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline. That could include psychology, education, law, medicine, nursing, sociology, anthropology, theology or case management.
This programme will prepare you for practice and registration as a social worker in New Zealand and most other countries.
Add to social work knowledge
You will be able to make cutting-edge contributions to your discipline. You’ll benefit from our research-informed, research-leading, forward-thinking and academically credible courses. They’ll help you contribute to knowledge-building in Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally.
Small engaging classes
Classes are small. Our interactive and transformative teaching methods will challenge your attitudes and beliefs. In addition, you will have opportunities to participate in field trips and Marae Noho. There are no exams and all work is assessed through assignments that cater for a range of learning styles.
Study while you work
It is possible to work part-time while completing this qualification. This programme can be completed in two years studying full-time or in up to five years studying part-time.
Gain experience in the field
The Master of Applied Social Work includes two different supervised field experiences organised and supervised by Massey. You will spend a minimum of 120 days over a course of your study in social services settings gaining experience in social work practice. If you’re already working in social services, one of your two placements could be at your current workplace.
A social work degree means you can work in many different areas. You could be a field operator working in the community or you could be a professional adviser in a hospital or a district health board. You might choose to be a policy expert working with government. Or, you could travel overseas to the jungles of Papua New Guinea to work within a village setting. The options are endless – and endlessly meaningful.
Social workers make a difference in many areas around the world including:
To enter the Master of Applied Social Work you will:
Be selected into the programme on the basis of a process which includes:
You will provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.
If English, Maori or New Zealand sign language is not your first language, you will need to provide official evidence of your English language competency in the form of:
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