Master of Social Work (Forensic Studies) from 2010
The Department of Social Work is pleased to announce the introduction of an exciting new postgraduate degree: the Master of Social Work (Forensic Studies) offered in conjunction with Monash University's Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science.
Forensic Social Work is an emerging field of practice for social work. Forensic behavioural science is at the interface of human services and social work employment in the fields of the mental health, child protection, mental health, dual diagnosis, disability and criminal justice, increasingly requires this knowledge and expertise to both better respond to client needs and improve career advancement.
This new degree targets these specific postgraduate social work needs and draws on a range of disciplines including psychology, psychiatry, criminology, law, social work and ethics to respond to real-world workplace challenges.
Admission to the MSW (Forensic Studies) requires a Social Work degree or a four year degree in the social studies.
The MSW (Forensic Studies) degree takes selected subjects from the Master of Social Work (Coursework) and selected subjects from the Master of Mental Health Sciences offered by Monash University's Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science. All units are delivered in an off-campus learning (distance education) format with internet-based teaching and communication.
The MSW (Forensic Studies) degree is offered part-time, over three semesters (one a half years) to make up 48 credit points.
Students select two subjects from the Master of Social Work (Coursework) subjects:
Students choose four subjects (two from each semester) from the Master of Mental Health Sciences subjects:
Further information and application forms