UNSW Sydney

Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)

UNSW Sydney
Institution rating
4 yearsfull-time
Study mode
Next start date

Why study this course

This program provides an opportunity for students to undertake core Social Work courses, which include studies in the areas of social work practice, social and behavioural sciences and contextual studies. To prepare students for a successful career in social work, it is critical that they have strong practical skills. Social Work students at UNSW will learn skills in professional practice right from first year. They will also develop their knowledge and skills in research and policy studies. Undertaking field placement, whether in Australia or abroad, is another way that students will sharpen their practical skills. Social workers are trained to understand people and to work with individuals, couples, families, groups, communities and organisations for their collective well-being. Social workers help people to function in challenging circumstances such as homelessness, addiction, abuse, mental illness, poverty, aging and discrimination. They help people to function by seeking out practical solutions to reduce distress and improve quality of life. This is intense work, but with that comes a sense of intense professional fulfilment.

Where is this course offered?

Available campuses

  • Kensington

The course duration and available study modes can vary depending on the campus.

Visit UNSW Sydney's website to find out more about your study options.

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What are students saying?

Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)
UNSW Sydney
(2 reviews)

Published Aug 2018
Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)UNSW Sydney
Graduation date2017
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
Great course with a good balance of practical and theoretical knowledge. Relevant practical placement experiences that are well supported by staff and liaison tutors. Some difficulty for students requiring flexibility due to unforeseen life circumstances - fairly rigid course structure and requirements.
Published Jun 2018
Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)UNSW Sydney
Graduation date2018
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
The course is comprehensive and the field placement really does provide you with fantastic practical experience to demonstrate when you seeking employment. It’s challenging to juggle placement and work/study/life commitments during placement. Job prospects are great upon completion and you leave feeling job ready.

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Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)