This coursework Master’s Degree assists qualified social workers in advancing their counselling abilities in the field of clinical social work practice. You will acquire these through seven modules, e.g.: Contemporary Theories; Complex Behaviour and Environmental Change; Assessment, Intervention and Evaluation; Mental Health; and the Development of the Therapeutic Self. In addition, you will apply this knowledge during a one-year internship programme, focused on micro and messo interventions. In your second year, you undertake a research project to demonstrate your research competence.

This qualification empowers students to work as private or specialist practitioners in their particular work contexts.

Admission requirements

Also, see the relevant General Regulations. An entrance examination is required. A student is admitted to the Master’s studies after completion of a four-year Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or a three-year Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and an Honours Degree in Social Work. A fourth year (honours) average mark of at least 65% is required.

Contact details

Name: Mrs Sue Bond
Tel: 011 559 2804 / Email:

Registration and Start Dates

Registration starts in January and lectures in February for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work programmes.

All research programmes for Masters and PhD can register throughout the year.

End Date: Academic starts in January and ends in December. Programme deadline is determined by the duration of the programme.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated August 7, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Jan 2020
2 years
3,500 USD
Tuition estimate per year | Accommodation estimate: USD 2500 per year
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