Regulations - Education And Social Work


The Degree of Master of Social Work – MSW

The regulations for this degree are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.

Admission

1 In order to be admitted to this programme, a student needs to have:

either

a completed the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Social Work from this University or an equivalent qualification approved by Senate or its representative with an average grade of B or higher in at least 90 points or equivalent in the most advanced courses taken towards the entry qualification

or

b completed the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) from this University or an equivalent qualification approved by Senate or its representative with an average grade of B or higher in at least 90 points or equivalent in the most advanced courses taken towards the entry qualification

or

c (i) completed the requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Supervision from this University or an equivalent qualification approved by Senate or its representative with an average grade of B or higher

and

(ii) hold a qualification in social work approved by Senate or its representative

or

d completed the requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Social Work) from this University or an equivalent qualification approved by Senate or its representative with an average grade of B or higher

or

e completed the requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work from this University or an equivalent qualification approved by Senate or its representative with an average grade of B or higher.

2 A student who has not gained an average of B or better as specified in Regulation 1 must have otherwise shown to the satisfaction of the Dean of Faculty of Education and Social Work capacity to undertake advanced study and research in the courses proposed to be taken for this degree in order to be admitted to the programme.

3 Admission to the programme requires the approval of Senate or its representative.

Duration and Total Points Value

4 A student admitted to this degree under Regulation 1a must:

a pass courses with a total value of 240 points

and

b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees

and

c not exceed 280 points for the total enrolment for this degree.

5 A student admitted to this degree under Regulation 1b, 1c, 1d or 1e must:

a pass courses with a total value of 120 points

and

b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees

and

c not exceed 160 points for the total enrolment for this degree.

Structure and Content

6 a A student enrolled for this degree must complete the requirements as listed in the Master of Social Work Schedule.

b A student who has to complete 240 points for this degree must achieve a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 in the first 120 points of the coursework component of the degree. If this Grade Point Average is not achieved, enrolment in the Master of Social Work cannot continue.

c A student may substitute an alternative course the same as, or similar to, SOCWORK 718, as approved by the Academic Head.

d With the approval of all Academic Heads concerned, up to 30 points may be selected from other 700 level courses offered at this University.

7 A student admitted to this programme must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity Course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.

Thesis / Research Portfolio

8 a The thesis or research portfolio is to be carried out under the guidance of a supervisor appointed by Senate or its representative.

b The thesis or research portfolio topic must be approved by the relevant Departmental Postgraduate Committee prior to enrolment.

c The thesis or research portfolio is to be completed and submitted in accordance with the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

Reassignment

9 A student may apply to reassign courses passed for the Master of Social Work to the Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work.

Variations

10 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.

Honours

11 This degree may be awarded with Honours as specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

Commencement

12 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2011.

Master of Social Work (MSW) Schedule

A student who has to complete 120 points must satisfy the following requirements:

Research Masters

Requirement:

120 points: SOCWORK 796 Thesis

or

30 points from EDPROFST 743, 744, EDUC 731, 737, 767, PROFCOUN 704, PROFSUPV 700, 701, 710–712, 714–716, 718, SOCCHFAM 700, 731, 734–736, SOCHLTH 700, 732, 756, 757, SOCWORK 700, 702, 713, 718, 719, 757, 758, 759, SOCYOUTH 736

90 points: SOCWORK 797 Research Portfolio

A student who has to complete 240 points must satisfy the following requirements:

Research Masters

Requirement:

120 points from EDPROFST 743, 744, EDUC 731, 737, 767, PROFCOUN 704, PROFSUPV 700, 701, 710–712, 714–716, 718, SOCCHFAM 700, 731, 734–736, SOCHLTH 700, 732, 756, 757, SOCWORK 700, 702, 713, 718, 719, 757, 758, 759, SOCYOUTH 736

120 points: SOCWORK 796 Thesis

or

150 points from EDPROFST 743, 744, EDUC 731, 737, 767, PROFCOUN 704, PROFSUPV 700, 701, 710–712, 714–716, 718, SOCCHFAM 700, 731, 734–736, SOCHLTH 700, 732, 756, 757, SOCWORK 700, 702, 713, 718, 719, 757, 758, 759, SOCYOUTH 736

90 points: SOCWORK 797 Research Portfolio

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