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Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP-22

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Social Work

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This qualification opens up a challenging and rewarding career in social work, social justice and political activism within the diverse field of social care. This nationally and internationally recognised qualification equips graduates to work in the voluntary, statutory and private sector within fields such as policy, therapeutic intervention, research and management.

We welcome students of all backgrounds who seek an MA in Social Work that develops critical analysis, open debate, questioning and dismantling of conceptual frameworks. If you want professional social work training founded on principles of empowerment and social justice look no further.

You will qualify as a professional social worker while gaining a master's degree.

You will:

  • Learn integrated knowledge, theory, research and practical understanding to use in your professional practice
  • Study a program me designed collaboratively with service users, practitioners, carers, students and academic staff
  • Develop skills to enable you to have a challenging and rewarding career in social work

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

The course is delivered using an action learning approach which places the emphasis on group work and individual responsibility for researching and collaborating.

ASSESSMENT:

  • Assignments
  • Practice Portfolio
  • Independent Project
  • Exams
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Presentations

CAREER LINKS

Our course is operated and developed in close conjunction with local social work agencies and local authorities.

WHAT YOUNEED TO KNOW:

Applicants for the full-time course need to apply for this course through UCAS. The course is listed in the undergraduate section, under 'Social Work Studies - Postgraduate Entry'.

Candidates who are selected for an interview will be required to attend and complete a written test, group activity and individual interview (see below). Service users, carers and practitioners will be involved in the assessment process.

Acceptance on the course is also subject to satisfactory health and DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) clearance.

As part of the application process, you may be invited to an interview. The interview will include a written test, group activity, role play scenario, and a series of individual interview questions.

Have a look at our top ten tips for preparing for your interview. If you are offered an interview following your application, you will be sent further information about what to expect and what you need to bring with you on the day.

Modules

This module enables students to undertake a 70-day professional practice placement in an audited social work setting in order to meet the knowledge, skills and values of the Professional Capabilities Framework (end of first placement capabilities) and the Social Work England Professional Standards for Social Work.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£7,160

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

£15,300

Entry requirements

Students should have an undergraduate honours degree normally at 2:1 or above. 2:2 qualifications will be considered with relevant work experience and will be assessed on a case by case basis. GCSE or equivalent: English at grade 4/C or above.

University information

The University of Salford is an ambitious and progressive institution in the Greater Manchester area. It offers a high-quality programme of postgraduate and research degree courses that furthers understanding in key areas of global research, and leads graduates into challenging and rewarding careers in science, healthcare, law, business, engineering, the built environment, media, music and the arts. Students will join a postgraduate community...more

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