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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Social Work

  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    Full-time: 2 years (Part-time available)

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees

    Tuition per year: Canadian $4,615.35, International $8,108.40

  • Last Updated

    14 May 2017

Course content

Program Overview

The Ph.D. in Social Work and the Master of Social Work provide students with backgrounds in social work, social policy, social development, opportunities for advanced scholarship, and professional growth in the context of research-intensive programs. Students are prepared for university teaching and research (theoretical and applied), including program evaluation. The program can also provide critical components for professional practice in research, policy analysis, and human service management.

Via their program of work, students are expected to acquire a basic grounding in the core theoretical paradigms relevant to their course of study and quantitative and qualitative research methods, as well as specialized competencies in the methodological skills necessary for productive scholarship in the substantive area of their chosen research. A research-based dissertation adding to the field's knowledge base is the capstone of this program.

General Information

There are two entry points into the Master of Social Work. Students with a Bachelor of Social Work can apply for entry into the one-year, 30-credit Master of Social Work. Students with a baccalaureate degree other than a Bachelor of Social Work can apply for entry into the two-year, 60-credit Master of Social Work program.

Quick Facts

- Degree: Master of Social Work
- Specialization: Social Work
- Subject: Specialty
- Mode of delivery: On campus
- Program components: Coursework + Options
- Faculty: Faculty of Arts

Visit the Social Work (MSW) page on the University of British Columbia website for more details!






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