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Admission to the Master of Applied Social Work is by selected entry. Entry requirements are detailed.
Please refer to the selected entry programmes application dates web page.
As well as meeting the criteria to enter the University, for the MAppSW Selected Entry application process, you will need to:
To support your application, you will need to provide the following documents
If English, Māori 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 an IELTS test with an overall academic score of at least 6.5, with no band score less than 6.5, taken within the preceding two years, or a TOEFL internet-based test (IBT) score of 85 or higher with a writing score of 22; or at least two years of successful study in a new Zealand secondary school, with at least ten Level 2 NCEA credits in Literacy (five reading and five writing); or equivalent.
Students who complete within two years of first enrolling for full-time study or within five years of first enrolling for part-time study may be eligible for Honours.
All requirements must be completed within six years of first enrolling in the Master of Applied Social Work.
For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.
To plan your study and see what courses are necessary to complete your degree please use the regulations button.
While the structure of the programme is set, there is scope within the courses to choose your particular emphasis from within the fields of social or community work practice. The programme is designed to meet the requirements for registration as a Social Worker in New Zealand, and the degree is recognised internationally.
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
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.
If you already know which courses you are going to take, you can use our Fees calculator to get an estimate of your fees.
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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