Doctor of Social Work

includes:

Doctor of Social Work

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Doctor of Social Work DSW

Availability

Doctor of Social Work (1918SW)

On Campus - Wagga Wagga
Online - Wagga Wagga

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Minimum Period of Candidature

A candidate for a Doctor of Philosophy or Research Professional Doctorate shall not be permitted to submit a thesis for examination within three years (full-time equivalent) of the date of commencement of candidature.

A candidate for a Doctor of Philosophy or Research Professional Doctorate who has commenced their candidature at another University shall not be permitted to submit their thesis for examination within the first twelve months (full-time equivalent) of candidature at Charles Sturt University or prior to completion of a total of three years candidature across both institutions (full-time equivalent).

A candidate for the Doctor of Philosophy by Prior Publication shall not be permitted to submit a thesis for examination within six months (full-time equivalent) of the date of commencement of candidature.

A candidate for a Master by Research degree shall not be permitted to submit a thesis for examination within one year (full-time equivalent) of the date of commencement of candidature.

Maximum Period of Candidature

A candidate for a Doctor of Philosophy or Research Professional Doctorate will be required to submit a thesis for examination within four years (full-time equivalent) of the date of commencement of candidature.

A candidate for the Doctor of Philosophy by Prior Publication will be required to submit a thesis for examination within one year (full-time equivalent) of the date of commencement of candidature.

A candidate for a Masters of Research will be required to submit a thesis for examination within two years (full-time equivalent) of the date of commencement of candidature.

In exceptional circumstances, variations to minimum and maximum periods of candidature requirements may be approved by the Director, Research.

Higher Degree by Research Policy: Enrolment and Progress

Minimum/Maximum Period of Candidature is the effective period of time taken to complete a course when studied Full-time (Full-time Equivalent Duration).

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Candidates for admission to the Doctor of Social Work shall:

* have completed a Class 1 or Class 2 Division 1 Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) degree
OR
* have a master degree in social work  or human services by coursework attained at a Distinction average (6.0) or better
OR
* have a master degree by research in social work or human services, and have at least three years of full-time-equivalent professional practice in social work or human services

AND
* meet the University's English language proficiency requirements.

Variation to admission requirements based on alternative academic qualifications will be provisionally assessed by the Course Director and a recommendation on admission made to the Research Committee.

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

No credit arrangements apply.

 

Graduation Requirement

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.

Course Structure

The course consists of four subjects (64 points), and a thesis subject (128 points) entailing a thesis of up to 60,000 words, as follows:

SWK701 Social Work Reflective Practice (16 points)
SWK702 Advanced Human Services Research (16 points)
SWK703 Social Work Literature Review (16 points)
SWK704 Social Work Research Proposal (16 points)

AND
SWK726 Doctoral Thesis in Social Work full-time (128 points)
OR
SWK727 Doctoral Thesis in Social Work part-time (128 points)

Enrolment Pattern

PART-TIME:

Year 1 - Session 1
SWK702 Advanced Human Services Research (16 points)

Year 1 - Session 2
SWK701 Social Work Reflective Practice (16 points)

Year 2- Session 1
SWK703 Social Work Literature Review (16 points)

Year 2 - Session 2
SWK704 Social Work Research Proposal (16 points)

Year 3 - Session 1
SWK727 Doctoral Thesis in Social Work part-time (128 points) (commence)

Year 3 - Session 2
SWK727 Doctoral Thesis in Social Work part-time (128 points) (continue)

Year 4 - Session 1
SWK727 Doctoral Thesis in Social Work part-time (128 points) (continue)

Year 4 - Session 2
SWK727 Doctoral Thesis in Social Work part-time (128 points) (continue)

Year 5 - Session 1
SWK727 Doctoral Thesis in Social Work part-time (128 points) (continue)

Year 5 - Session 2
SWK727 Doctoral Thesis in Social Work part-time (128 points) (continue)

Year 6 - Session 1
SWK727 Doctoral Thesis in Social Work part-time (128 points) (continue)

Year 6 - Session 2
SWK727 Doctoral Thesis in Social Work part-time (128 points) (complete)

FULL-TIME:

Year 1 - Session 1
SWK702 Advanced Human Services Research (16 points)
SWK701 Social Work Reflective Practice (16 points)

Year 1 - Session 2
SWK703 Social Work Literature Review (16 points)
SWK704 Social Work Research Proposal (16 points)

Year 2 - Session 1
SWK726 Doctoral Thesis in Social Work full-time (128 points) (commence)

Year 2 - Session 2
SWK726 Doctoral Thesis in Social Work full-time (128 points) (continue)

Year 3 - Session 1
SWK726 Doctoral Thesis in Social Work full-time (128 points) (continue)

Year 3 - Session 2
SWK726 Doctoral Thesis in Social Work full-time (128 points) (complete)

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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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