Integrate your studies in social work and law with a Juris Doctor and Master of Social Work.
In response to the increasing integration between legal and social work industries, these programs are now offered side-by-side to prepare you for careers in community legal centres, government roles and litigation firms.
You will be equipped to work in complex situations and provide holistic services to vulnerable people who come into contact with the justice system.
You will be enrolled in both the Juris Doctor and the Master of Social Work at the same time. Classes are offered face-to-face in the evenings, as well as online or in intensive delivery modes over weekends.
The Master of Social Work requires field education placements. These opportunities include placements with the Mental Health Legal Centre, the Centre for Innovative Justice and community legal centres in areas including criminal, family and human rights law. Academic staff will guide students through their enrolment options.
Full time 3 year (trimester) or
Part-time 6 years (trimester)
Students will pay fees for each program, and based on course enrolments. Each program has Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) and Full Fee places. For more details on the individual program fees, visit the program pages.
Both programs are approved by the Commonwealth Government for student income support.
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