About the Course


The Doctor of Philosophy (social work by research) is a research intensive advanced course for qualified social workers committed to their continuing professional education. Candidates with a good degree in social work can be considered and they will need to undertake research work in social work practice or human service arena under the supervision of an assigned academic staff. Research scholarships are available.

Research Areas

Supervision is available in areas of research such as; family studies, social work practice, intervention outcomes, ageing issues, social support networks, community development, evaluation of service delivery, social policies, volunteerism, crime and deliquency, mental health, drug abuse, coping behaviour, social-ecological response, human service management, and rehabilitation of persons with disabilities.

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