Social Work and Social Policy

Do you dream of helping people from all walks of life? Believe in social justice? Determined to lead a meaningful life? Then social work or social policy are for you.

There is a shortage of social workers in New Zealand, and job prospects for qualified workers are excellent. Our highly sought-after, internationally recognised qualifications will be your springboard to a lifelong career that could take you across the country and around the world. 

To help support your study aspirations Massey has a comprehensive list of scholarships available. 

Scholarships and awards


Search for social work and social policy courses.

  • For social work courses search on prefix 179
  • For social policy courses search on prefix 279 

Field education

Social Work Field Education at Massey University provides a cost-effective, high-quality social work field education experience.


Meet our staff.


For study enquiries, please ring 0800 MASSEY (0800 627739) or email:

Bachelor of Social Work coordinator

Master of Social Work/Distance Learning coordinator

PGDip coordinator

For general enquiries, please email the school.

Graduate profiles

See where a social work or social policy qualification from Massey could take you: read our graduate profiles.

Māori mental health workforce development scholarship

Te Rau Puawai offers an exciting scholarship opportunity for students who are seeking a career or to further their qualifications in the area of Māori mental health.

General Scholarship Information

Massey University has a comprehensive database of Scholarships available for students.  Click on link - to access this and see submission dates.

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