Bachelor of Social Work

University of Auckland

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate

The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) gives students the knowledge and professional skills to be an effective practising social worker. There is a high demand for qualified social workers in New Zealand and overseas and in various areas of social work practice. Throughout the programme students will develop their knowledge about working with children and families in diverse cultural communities. Courses cover key areas including psychology and sociology for human services, professional communication skills and the nature and contexts of social work as a profession. In final year of the BSW degree, based on a record of successful study, students may be able to enter into the Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) programme.


This course consist of 480 credits studied over a period of at least four years of full-time study or a longer period of part-time study.


  • Child and family practice
  • Health social work practice
  • Youth services practice

Standard entry requirements

NCEA Level 3


New Zealand Social Workers Registration Board

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Epsom International: $24,480 No

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