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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Social Work

Course type


Course Summary

The fundamental intention of the course programme is to equip students to take up positions within the professionally qualified social work workforce. The overall objective is to provide a programme which satisfies the requirements of the Care Council Framework for the Degree in Social Work in Wales (2012). To achieve this, the programme of study includes a suite of core academic modules and a requirement of at least 200 days on placement over the two years. Successful completion qualifies students to begin working as registered social workers. After qualification you will be able to work in a wide range of health or social care settings, often working alongside other professionals such as occupational therapists or psychologists, in multidisciplinary teams. As well as statutory social work settings like children and families teams, older people teams and community mental health teams, social workers may be employed as hospitals, in community development projects or with non-statutory organisations perhaps supporting refugees and asylum-seekers, or working with young parents in need of support.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants need to have a 2.2 degree or higher; At least 6 months (fte) relevant social care or equivalent experience; Grade C GCSE or equivalent qualification in Maths and English/Welsh first language; Mature students who have extensive experience will be considered on an individual basis; Admission is based on a face-to-face interview of applicants that meet the admissions criteria.

Department profile

The College of Arts, Humanities and Business brings together a range of related disciplines to deliver the highest quality courses and research opportunities at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Bangor's research centres provide collaborative opportunities for both staff and research students and provide the backdrop to our postgraduate taught programmes. With a combined faculty of staff, they also provide you with the excellent...more

University information

Located in North Wales, between the mountains and the sea, Bangor University offers postgraduate degrees within three colleges: Arts, Humanities and Business Environmental Sciences and Engineering Human Sciences Known for its research work, Bangor is renowned in particular for its research into industries like accounting, electronic engineering, sports science and psychology. In fact, the last Research Excellence Framework (REF,...more