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Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

19-SEP-22

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Social Work

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This Master’s degree is both an academic qualification and a professional qualification. As it is approved by Social Work England you’ll be eligible to apply for registration as a social worker on successful completion of the course.

Why study MA Social Work at BU?

  • This course is ranked 1st in its subject area for the second year running according to the 2021 and 2022 Guardian League tables
  • This practical degree blends a powerful combination of academic study with essential practical experience
  • Statutory placements throughout the course mean you will gain lots of relevant experience operating in real-world settings and will develop strong working relationships with those already in the profession
  • Thanks to our close ties with neighbouring local authority social services departments and local voluntary sector agencies you can network with employers and potential future colleagues
  • You’ll leave us equipped with the specialist knowledge and practical skills needed to deal with issues in areas including child protection, fostering and adoption, adult safeguarding, mental health, substance use, hospital discharge and disability
  • Newly built skills facilities include various simulated community home settings, allowing you to learn and practice before going on placement.

Careers

After completing this course, you will possess the practical skills and theoretical knowledge for embarking on a career as a social worker in a variety of posts in statutory, voluntary and independent sectors, in the UK and abroad.

Modules

The unit will help you develop an understanding of the complex and multi-layered nature of social work with a strong focus on the practical applications.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

7,750

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

14,750

Entry requirements

Students need to have a bachelor’s honours degree with 2:1 in any subject, or equivalent. Applicants with a 2:2 will be considered if they have strong relevant work experience.

University information

Based by the sea in south-west England, just two hours from London by train, Bournemouth University offers over 90 taught Master’s courses as well as many research programmes. 16% of its students are in postgraduate study, meaning you’ll be joining a thriving postgrad community. The University has four academic faculties, divided into numerous individual schools: Health & Social Sciences Departments: Human Sciences & Public Health,...more

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