Graduate with an Honours degree in social work and gain a career advantage.

Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)

Honours

Honours Social WorkWith increasing competition in all sectors of employment, students who graduate with an Honours degree from the University of Newcastle have a distinct advantage. It is often considered by employers as an added skill and has been used by previous graduates to pursue higher positions and salaries. You can develop and carry out research on a topic of interest, potentially leading to further academic study such as a PhD.

To graduate with the Bachelor of Social Work Honours degree, you must achieve high academic performance for all of your studies. This includes achieving a minimum GPA of 5.5 throughout the degree and a GPA of 5.5 at the 3000 and 4000 level of the degree. You must also receive a Distinction grade in SWRK3005 Social Work Research and approval by the Pro Vice-Chancellor.

There are three classes of Honours:

Class I - GPA of 6.0 or more in 3000/4000 level courses and average mark of 85 or more in the research component.

Class II, Division 1 - GPA of 6.0 or more in 3000/4000 level courses and average mark of 75 or more in Research Component.

OR GPA of 5.5 or more in 3000/4000 level courses and average mark of 85 or more in Research Component.

Class II, Division 2 - GPA of 5.5 or more in 3000/4000 level courses and average mark of 65 or more in Research Component.

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Please note: Honours is currently under review and is subject to change.

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