Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work

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Entry requirements

Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work requires you to have been awarded a Bachelor of Social Work or Bachelor of Social Work with Honours with an appropriate level of academic achievement (normally a B- average over 300-level majoring courses).

The Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work may be awarded with Distinction if completed within one year of full time study or three years of part time study.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work structure

To find out how to plan your study and see what courses are necessary to complete this programme, please check the regulations. It will display regulatory information for this programme.

If you would like to find out more about the individual course requirements, please use our course search.

Thinking about progressing to the Master of Social Work?

The Master of Social Work requires students to have a B average from the four taught courses and at least a B grade in 179.702 Advanced Research Methods. Please see the MSW webpage for more information.

These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates

How much will it cost?

We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

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If you already know which courses you are going to take, you can use our Fees calculator to get an estimate of your fees.

Financial assistance

You might be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award. You can use our scholarship search to see what is available. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.

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