Discipline of Social Work

Postgraduate Information

Postgraduate Information

The following Masters Programmes are offered in the Discipline of Social Work:

1. Coursework Masters in Social Work (Clinical Practice)

  • Family Therapy Theory
  • Family Therapy Practice
  • Management in Human Service Organizations or Advanced Social Work Theory
  • Research Methodology
  • Mini-dissertation
Entrance requirements:
  • A four year Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work
  • A minimum average of 60% in final year theory social work modules
  • A minimum of 65% in the final year research module
  • Evidence of advanced academic writing skills
  • Applicants with work experience in the welfare sector will be given preference.

2. Coursework Masters in Social Work (Welfare Policy)

  • Advanced Social Work Theory
  • Social policy and Social Development
  • Management in Human Service Organizations
  • Research Methodology
  • Mini-dissertation
Entrance requirements:
  • A four year Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work
  • A minimum average of 60% in final year theory social work modules
  • A minimum of 65% in the final year research module
  • Evidence of advanced academic writing skills
  • Applicants with work experience in the welfare sector will be given preference.

3. Masters by Research

Two research masters degrees are offered: the Masters in Social Work (MSW) and the Masters in Social Science (MSocSc).

Candidates are required to attend research methodology workshops and complete a research dissertation on a topic of their choice approved by the School Research Committee.

Entrance requirements for the above named masters programmes are:
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work (four years) or related discipline (three years plus an honour’s degree)
  • An overall minimum average of 65% in final year modules
  • Evidence of advanced academic writing skills

For application and enquiries contact:

A Luthuli

Tel : +27 31 260 2199
Email: luthulia@ukzn.ac.za