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

Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)

Why study with us?

Graduating with Honours in social work will give you a distinct career advantage.Social Work with Honours at the University of Newcastle

The Bachelor of Social Work at the University of Newcastle is an experience-based program and will prepare you for a professional career as a social worker.

Social workers are concerned with personal and social relationships between individuals, families, groups, organisations and communities. They work to relieve distress, redress inequalities and promote social justice. They participate in processes of social change which tackle structural disadvantage and create opportunities for people to achieve their own goals. If you are motivated by these aims then a social work degree is for you.

Theory, practice and social work values are integrated in the Bachelor of Social Work and emphasis is placed on well planned and supported field education placements. 

The Bachelor of Social Work has been accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (Ltd). You can join the Australian Association of Social Workers (Ltd) as an associate member while studying and become a full member upon graduation.

For more detailed information on our expertise in the area of social work, see a list of discipline contacts in the School of Humanities and Social Science.

What you will study