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Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

27-SEP-21

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Social Work

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course Overview

Social workers are the advisers, advocates, and counsellors for the vulnerable and troubled members of society. As a social worker you'll be aware of the impact of social issues including poverty, deprivation and inclusivity. Working towards solutions and managing individual's unique problems, social workers strive to improve the quality of life for others.

The choice to become a social worker is not a decision that should be taken lightly. We want people who are committed to their future career and determined to make a difference to the lives of others.

We're looking for students with life experience. Preferably students will have worked with a variety of people either in employment or as a volunteer. This may include working with young people, for a charity or in a care home. We want to see previous success of helping people and a determination to continue.

What will this course cover?

We've made sure that our course covers the standards of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) so you can apply for registration as a social worker straight after the course.

The course combines classroom theory with real-life practice. You'll gain hands on experience working alongside current social workers. They'll be able to guide you, offer you advice and prepare you for your career.

Once qualified, you can work within a range of settings including local authorities, hospitals, and voluntary services for drug and alcohol users or youth justice services.

Course Details

With an excellent teaching team to support you, we do all we can to prepare you for your career as a social worker. Your experiences at Bucks will shape your development and build your skills. By the time you leave you'll be independent and ready to make a difference.

Our lecturers have all worked in social work and draw upon their experiences to help you to understand the framework governing social work.

What are my career prospects

From day one we'll be preparing you for your future. We make sure all our graduates are confident, independent and ready for work.

Throughout your time with us we'll support you on your journey to becoming a Social Worker. We'll help you to develop crucial skills, enabling you to become flexible in your thinking and stay calm even in a crisis.

Here at Bucks, we have a high employability rate for social work. We make sure all our graduates leave confident in their skills and able to impress employers. We have good relationships with local employers who are always impressed with how prepared our graduates are for the transition from University to work.

Modules

Preparation for Intervention with Service Users
Sociology, Psychology and Social Policy
Putting the law into Practice
Practice Learning 1
Developing Social Work Skills for Practice
Research Methods for Social Work
Practice Learning 2
Inter-Professional Practice
Dissertation

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,100

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,300

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Typically students on this course will have a 2:1 degree. However you may be considered if you have a 2:2 and significant experience. Social work is both an academic and vocational course so it's important you show success in your previous education and have experience. Students must hold GCSEs in English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above, or equivalent. On the application form you must list all your qualifications.

University information

Buckinghamshire New University is an employability-driven institution, with strong ties to regional industry networks. The university works in close contact with its network of industry partners, and its curriculum is informed by these relationships, ensuring that the course content is always at the cutting edge of the field. The university has been recognised by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in 2018 with a Silver Award, for...more