MA Social Work
Department of Sociological Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences
You aim to understand the human world, where you fit into it and how you can help other people. As one of the UK’s top ten research departments in our field, we can help you to achieve your goals.
About the course
Course description 2017
This degree makes you eligible to apply for HCPC registration as a qualified social worker in the UK. The academic side of the course is rigorous and challenging. You’ll develop a clear understanding of the theory. Through work placements, you’ll become a confident, skilled practitioner.
Taught modules can include:
- Readiness for Practice Placement
- Law and Policy for Social Work
- Social Work Practice – Context
- Value and Skills
- Human Growth and Development Through the Life Course for Social Workers
- Safeguarding in Social Work Practice
- Skills for Social Work Practice
- Social Work Professional Development
You’ll go on two placements with local agencies, each one lasting 100 days.
Teaching and assessment
You’ll learn through lectures, small-group work, individual and group projects, supervised dissertation. You will be assessed on essays, group project work, peer assessment, group and individual presentations, examination and dissertation.
2 years full-time
2:1 honours degree in sociology, social policy, development studies, international relations, political science or a related subject.
If you don't have a degree in this area but you have relevant work experience, get in touch with us to discuss.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
Apply online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
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The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.