48 months
24250 CAD/year
6100 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Graduate from a fully accredited Social Work program at Trent University that qualifies students for success in your chosen career path as a registered social worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.

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Social work is a career that is both challenging and highly rewarding. Trent’s multifaceted approach to this field provides students with opportunities to broaden their perspectives and skills in important areas of study including anti-oppression, diversity, equity, and social justice.

Learn firsthand how to work collectively with and advocate on behalf of marginalized populations with complex needs, while developing a strong foundation of clinical knowledge, critical thinking, and social responsibility.

Students who excel in the first two years of this Social Work program at Trent University apply to move into the competitive professional (third and fourth) years where they will further explore and apply critical social work theory through direct practice with individuals and communities.

Career paths

  • Social Worker
  • Career Consultant
  • Life Coach
  • Community Developer
  • Child Protection Manager
  • Probation/Parole Officer

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Social Welfare
  • Social Work Research
  • Anti-oppressive Child Welfare
  • Substance Use
  • Mental Health and Recovery
  • Feminist Informed Trauma Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Ontario Secondary School Requirements:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
  • A minimum 70% overall final average (unless otherwise specified below)
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24250 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24250 CAD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    6100 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6100 CAD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Peterborough

1015 - 1615 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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