Master of Social Work (Research)
This course requires you to complete a research program in social work, to attend research seminars and submit a thesis on an approved subject. Areas of study include: social work practice, social policy, intellectual disability, ageing, child and family welfare, health, and mental health.
The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.
Bachelor’s degree with Honours, or demonstrated Honours equivalence in terms of skills, experience, research and/or publications.
Effective professional development for graduate researchers and early career researchers.
We pair a highly motivated PhD student with an industry leader with similar interests.
We offer internships to Master by Research and PhD students in various disciplines.
A selection of La Trobe researchers talk about the exciting work that they're doing.
Fees and costs
Learn more about the fees for graduate research.
Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.
How to apply
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