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
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.
We're working in collaboration with the four local authorities in South Yorkshire to lead the way for social work education and are part of one of only four early-adopter national teaching partnerships. This means that you'll benefit from a social work curriculum that is enhanced by increased collaboration with placement providers and employment agencies.
Our teaching is research led. This means you learn about the latest developments in social work practice. You'll develop the knowledge and skills that employers look for.
Taught modules can include:
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
A 2:1 honours degree. We can accept a 2:2 if you have a lot of relevant work experience, which can include voluntary work.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
NHS bursaries may be available for this course.
Even though the MA in Social Work is a postgraduate course, you'll need to apply for it online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) undergraduate application system.
Applications for this course are not available through the University of Sheffield or UCAS postgraduate application systems.
The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.