Graduate degree pathway

How to become a social worker

Standard entry

1. Undergraduate degree

First you need to meet the entry requirements for your undergraduate degree.

    2. Graduate degree

    The Master of Social Work also has specific prerequisites to be considered for entry. You must: complete an undergraduate degree with at least one year of full time study in the social sciences or equivalent, complete at least 40 hours of work experience, submit a personal statement, and nominate a professional referee.

    Melbourne Chancellor's Scholars

    Melbourne Chancellor's Scholars are guaranteed a place into the graduate degree of their choice following successful completion of their undergraduate degree.


    The University offers a range of scholarships at both undergraduate and graduate level.

    Find a scholarship that's right for you