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Study mode

Full time

Duration

14 months

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Social Work

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

The Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work is an academic and professional qualification where you will experience an integration of practice and research. Social workers have a key role in working with other professionals to offer support to some of society's most vulnerable citizens.

Why study PGDip Social Work at Middlesex University?

This innovative and accelerated postgraduate social work course offers the opportunity to engage with an intensive and immersive programme of teaching and learning integrating practice placements. Over the duration of the programme, you will develop into a competent and enthusiastic social work practitioner ready to engage with the rigours of this dynamic and exciting profession.

We have excellent relationships with local employers through our long-standing stakeholder group. As a result, some of your teaching with be co-delivered by practising social workers and service users.

This programme offers an accelerated route to becoming a professional social worker for highly motivated recent graduates or for career changers looking for new challenges and opportunities. You will be able to develop into an excellent and valued social worker with the capacity to work in all statutory social work settings and in a wide variety of private and voluntary workplaces in the UK and abroad. You will also be able to take advantage of high quality placements in both adult and children’s services including a final 100 day placement where you will undertake statutory interventions.

Careers

How can the PGDip Social Work support your career?

Once qualified, our graduates have gone onto work as Social Workers in a range of settings working closely with vulnerable people from groups such as:

  • Senior citizens
  • Teenagers with mental health problems
  • Young offenders
  • Adults with learning disabilities, mental health problems or physical disabilities
  • People with alcohol, drug or other substance misuse problems
  • Refugees and asylum seekers
  • Children who are at risk of abuse or neglect

Our Social Work graduates have gone onto work in local authorities, charities, voluntary sector organisations and private/ independent sector organisations, with many finding employment with our placement partners within neighbouring London boroughs and beyond.

Modules

This module will provide you with the core skills and knowledge to undertake practice competently and safely, in preparation for your first practice placement. Subjects you will cover will include communication skills, use of self, and professional practice.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

8,800

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

11,600

Entry requirements

Students need to have: an upper second class degree (2:1); Students should demonstrate a commitment to the profession with previous paid or voluntary work experience of at least three months. This should have been gained over the past five years in a part-time or full-time basis; Also consider experience to be relevant where you have been in a responsible position looking after the welfare of children or vulnerable adults; GCSE Maths and English at grade C or higher or an equivalent qualification and Enhanced DBS check.

University information

Middlesex is a campus university based in leafy North London only 25 minutes from the buzz of central London. It has been excelling in teaching for over 130 years and boasts international campuses in Dubai and Mauritius. Their industry led, contemporary courses and practice-based teaching will help you to excel in the job market and become a leader in your field. Middlesex’s teaching is informed by the needs of industry, so you’ll develop the...more