Doctor of Social Work
Total student fees
over 3 Years - details
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About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
Highest level of qualification available in social work. The DSW provides a high-level professional development pathway to develop as advanced practitioners, practice leaders, specialist practitioners, managers and advisors as well as social work trainers and educators.
Key Information for Students
A Master of Applied Social Work or Master of Social Work with First Class or Second Class Division I Honours, or equivalent and have sufficient background and good standing in professional social work.
See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.
(what you pay)
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.
National Graduate Outcomes
Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:
|Earnings range||$56,652 - $82,760|
|In further study||6%|
|On a benefit||N/A|
All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.
Examples of related scholarships
Massey University Academy of Sport Scholarship
A minimum of $3,000 and up to $5,000 for full-time students, or pro-rated for part time students.
This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.
Where does this information come from?
The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.
The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.
NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.