Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) at UQ

Make a positive impact on society.

Come study with people who want to change the world for the better. We'll help you understand the policy, cultural and ethical aspects of social work, so you can make a difference in the lives of individuals, families and whole communities.


Why the
Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)

Choose your own path. This is the only four-year honours degree in Australia that lets you choose an area of specialist practice: Child, Youth and Family; Mental Health; or Health and Ageing.

Learn from the best. Be taught by award-winning educators who use innovative teaching methods that simulate real-world client scenarios.

Graduate job ready. Gain valuable hands-on experience by spending over 1000 hours on supervised placements in locations including hospitals and public or private agencies.


of graduates employed full time


projected jobs growth in the next five years


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UQ students can do anything

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One of the really exciting things last semester was the chance to pretend to be a social worker working, in a simulated interview... Each of us [was paired with] different actors doing different roles. We were all nervous, but we were all pretty satisfied at the end of it. Doing social work here at UQ St Lucia – it's been such a great experience.

– John, Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) student

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Think scholarships are for other people? Think again. UQ has more scholarships than any other university in the state. Beyond financial support, our students also benefit from professional development and networking opportunities, so start researching today.

Scholarships are available for:
  • Academic achievement
  • Leadership
  • Community service
  • Sporting excellence
  • Financial hardship
  • Diversity
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