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Master of Social Work (Research)

  • Masters (Research)

If you are a qualified social worker, undertake further research training to develop expertise relevant to your practice.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Research)
Course Code
H803, 072273A

About this course

If you are a qualified social worker, undertake further research training to develop expertise relevant to your practice.

A Masters by Social Work (Research) degree is awarded for a substantial, original contribution to knowledge achieved in up to two years of full-time study (or two to four years of part-time candidature).

Research areas include social work theory and practice, critical social work, evidence bases in social work, social work education, human services provision, child and family welfare, mental health, diversity and inclusivity, religion and spirituality, masculinities, gender relations and gender violence.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have demonstrated evidence of a high standard of research ability. This is normally an Honours year to H2B (60%+) standard, or a coursework master degree with a substantial thesis. However, other evidence of research ability may be considered and could include a thesis as part of an international undergraduate degree; relevant refereed publications; research awards; or research experience.

For more information please visit the Deakin Research - Higher Degrees by Research page.

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.

All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.

For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library

Course structure

A Masters by Research degree is awarded for a substantial, original contribution to knowledge achieved in up to two years of full-time study (or up to four years of part-time study).

Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements. Click here for more information.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Social Work courses at Deakin University.
91.8%
Overall satisfaction
81.6%
Skill scale
79.6%
Teaching scale
83.8%
Employed full-time
$79.2k
Average salary