Master of Social Work (Research)

Course summary for international students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Master of Social Work (Research)
Length2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

Applications will be considered at any time.

Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2017$32,680 for 1 yr full-time AUD
CRICOS course code072273A
LevelHigher Degree Research
English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 7.0, with no band less than 6.5. More information is available at www.ielts.org

Deakin course code H803
Approval statusThis course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognitionThe award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
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Course sub-headings

Course overview

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.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes (DGLO)

Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of a complex body of knowledge in one or more discipline areas by generating substantial contribution to knowledge through the use of appropriate research principles and methods.

Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities: appropriate to the level of study related to a discipline or profession.

 

Digital literacy: using technologies to find, use and disseminate information.

 

Self-management: working and learning independently, and taking responsibility for personal actions.

Apply critical analysis and reflection to ethically research, synthesize and evaluate complex information, problems, concepts, interpretations and theories to demonstrate cognitive and technical skills in a body of knowledge or practice.

 

Effectively disseminate research outcomes to a variety of audiences using highly developed communication skills and work productively within a team of experts in the field.

Critical thinking: evaluating information using critical and analytical thinking and judgment.

 

Problem solving: creating solutions to authentic (real world and ill-defined) problems.

 

Teamwork: working and learning with others from different disciplines and backgrounds.

Demonstrate autonomy, expert judgement, adaptability, initiative, resilience and responsibility as a practitioner or learner.

Communication: using oral, written and interpersonal communication to inform, motivate and effect change.

 

Global citizenship: engaging ethically and productively in the professional context and with diverse communities and cultures in a global context.

 

Course rules

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).

Research information

The Faculty of Health provides a range of higher degree by research programs at masters and doctorate level, including professional doctorates in the discipline of psychology.

The Faculty has affiliation with six of the University Strategic Research Centres, which work with national and international partners in health communities, business, industry and government to bring about evidence-based practical, equitable health outcomes globally, nationally and in local communities. The Centres are engaged in research programs related to patient care, patient safety, health services, mental health, psychiatric disorders, molecular medicine, immunology, neurosciences, public health research and evaluation, population health, human nutrition, physical activity and health, and social determinants of health and wellbeing.

To review details of the Strategic Research Centres and the research we are undertaking click here.

Entry requirements - general

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.

Entry requirements - specific

How to apply

Applicants must apply via the Higher Degree by Research website.

Workload

A fulltime student is expected to commit 36 hours a week to their Masters by Research program. A student is entitled to 20 working days annual leave from candidature on approval by their Principal Supervisor. (Part-time is half the commitment.)