What is like?
Massey is the longest-serving (since 1976) four-year Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree in New Zealand. Our highly sought-after, internationally recognised degree will offer you a lifelong career that can take you across the country and around the world to countries such as the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Hong Kong and the United States. Just to name a few.
Eight more compelling reasons to study social work at Massey
More than 90% of Massey social work graduates find employment within six months of earning their degree.
Your degree is recognised by the NZ Social Work Registration Board, so you can immediately apply for provisional registration.
Massey graduates make up the largest number of highly qualified social workers in the country.
Social work is a growth industry - with about 7000 registered social workers in NZ, the government needs more.
Massey is the only university in New Zealand where you can study for your degree through distance learning.
We guarantee you a national network of hands-on field experience and work placements for our Year 3 and 4 students.
Whether you choose to study with us by the distance from halfway around the world or face-to-face on campus, you will benefit from our wide range of university courses in social work and social policy in New Zealand.
We combine both theory and practice taught by highly qualified staff – all experts in their fields and passionate about their profession.
Every year, we find work experience for more than 200 students like you in placements throughout New Zealand to make sure you get that vital hands-on experience in the real world.
Our highly regarded social work degree equips you with all the skills needed to understand people and communities in the modern world as you work with them to better their lives.
Want to start making your mark on the lives of others? And enjoy a fulfilling career that can take you right to the top of the profession around the world? Then join us today on a journey for success. Our promise to you? We’ll be with you every step of the way. So what are you waiting for?
Available at Auckland
Available at Manawatū
Available via Distance Learning
Four years full-time and up to eight years part-time
Available for international students studying in NZ