Social Work, Bachelor | University of Auckland | Auckland, New Zealand
48 months
19887 USD/year
3843 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Social Work programme of The University of Auckland helps you find solutions to social challenges, create positive change and build fairer, stronger communities.

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The Social Work programme of The University of Auckland  will equip students with the knowledge and experience to make a difference in the community as a practising social worker. 

Taught by registered social workers and internationally recognised academics, you will learn through an integrated approach that combines a variety of disciplines – including psychology, sociology and law. You will also spend a portion of the programme out on practicum, experiencing firsthand what it’s like to be a social worker.

This is a professional qualification, recognised by the New Zealand Social Workers Registration Board. This means you will be eligible to apply for registration here and overseas.  


There is a high demand for social workers in New Zealand and overseas. With a Bachelor of Social Work you will be qualified as a social worker and able to work in a wide range of fields. This degree is recognised by the Social Workers Registration Board, allowing you to apply for social work registration here and overseas.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Child protection officer; family/whānau worker
  • Community development coordinator
  • Disability support worker; elder abuse and support worker; refugee and migrant case manager
  • Manager or supervisor; researcher
  • Mental health and addiction support worker
  • Social worker, including in a hospital, school or aged care setting
  • Working in the justice system as a probation officer, youth justice worker or prison social worker
  • Youth worker

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Work and Social Justice
  • Culturally Responsive Practice
  • Law, Policy and Social Action
  • Social Work Theories and Skills
  • Applied Social Research 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

    • International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum total score of 24.
    • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level. You must have completed a minimum of three A-Level subjects.
    • Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). You must have completed a minimum of three A-level subjects.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19887 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19887 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    3843 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3843 USD per year during 48 months.
  • Domestic students: NZ$6,594
  • International students: NZ$34,123

Living costs for Auckland

1400 - 2200 NZD /month
Living costs

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


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