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La Trobe University

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Doctor of Social Work

  • Doctorate (PhD)

*Enrolment on any campus for any candidate is subject to the availability of supervision and appropriate research environment.

Key details

Degree Type
Doctorate (PhD)
Duration
3 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Course Code
HDSW, 029305M

About this course

*Enrolment on any campus for any candidate is subject to the availability of supervision and appropriate research environment. This doctoral degree is for experienced social workers who would like to further develop their expertise and undertake research in professional settings. The Professional Doctorate degree is a higher degree by research with supporting coursework. The research component requires you to pursue an independent and sustained investigation into a research problem of your own design that will culminate in the submission of a thesis for examination. Upon completion of your candidature you must demonstrate through your thesis that you have developed a substantial body of knowledge at the frontier of your field of work or learning, including knowledge that constitutes an original contribution to your profession. The discipline-specific coursework subjects within the degree are designed to develop skills and knowledge that will assist you in conducting your research.  Successful completion of the core coursework subjects may be a requirement for satisfactory academic progress.

Entry requirements

Health sciences courses
Level of Study
Bachelor

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Social Work courses at La Trobe University.
83%
Overall satisfaction
81.1%
Skill scale
73.6%
Teaching scale
83.2%
Employed full-time
$78k
Average salary