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Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

16-JAN-23

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSW - Master of Social Work

Subject areas

Social Work

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Gain the professional knowledge and skills you need to qualify and practise as a registered social worker with the ability for leadership

Overview

This new course is designed for graduates who wish to qualify as a social worker within a two-year time frame.

The course is unique in that it has been developed alongside the MSc Physiotherapy and MSc Occupational Therapy programmes to prepare you to work effectively within the complex and rapidly evolving environment of health and social care. The Simulation and Clinical Skills Centre provides the facilities to develop your skills in realistic settings including the home environment. Being both intellectually challenging and practical, this programme will prepare you for the real world of social work within the areas of Children and Families, Criminal Justice and Adult social work. You’ll enter the workplace as a confident, competent and autonomous social worker, equipped to lead the delivery of personalised and responsive services, which place individuals and families at the centre of their care and support.

How you’ll be taught

This is a full-time course delivered over two years. The teaching will involve practitioners and the users of services alongside academic staff. The first two trimesters each year focus on theory, knowledge and skills development, and in the third trimester each year you’ll undertake a work placement in order to consolidate your learning and to integrate the theory with practice. You’ll otherwise learn by a variety of teaching methods including scenario-based learning, tutorials, seminars, simulation, group work and independent study.

Assessments

A variety of assessment approaches will be utilised relevant to the skills you’ll require in practice, including report-writing, oral presentations and some reflective essays.

Careers

The course enables you to provide leadership as a qualified social worker, ready to work in the local authority or third sector, within the areas of Children and Families, Criminal Justice and Adult Social Work.

Modules

Research Approaches in Health and Social Care
Working Together in Health and Social Care Contexts
Working with Individuals, Families and Communities
Social Work approaches to assessing compromised health and development (HSC11113)
Negotiating the Legal and Ethical Landscape of Social Work
Masters Dissertation
Risk, Uncertainty and Complex Decision-Making
Working Creatively with the Complex Tensions between Intra-personal and Inter-personal Processes
Public Protection in a Complex and Changing Global Context
Leading Innovation in Health and Social Care

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

6,720

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

15,945

Entry requirements

A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with honours at a minimum of 2.2 preferably in a Social Science related subject. In order to meet the Standards in Social Work Education (SiSWE), evidenced study in the area of English and Maths is also required. In addition to academic qualifications, candidates must demonstrate commitment to and knowledge of Social Work as a career. Candidates should evidence this through their application form and personal statement. A wide range of experience may be considered to be relevant including paid employment in social care, voluntary work related to Social Work, and life story experience of Social Work services, particularly care experience. Candidates should relate their experiences to their motivation to study Social Work and their awareness of the scope of Social Work practice. Applicants with other professional qualifications and experience may be considered on an individual basis.