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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Social Work

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The MA course, which has recently been approved by the Health and Care Professions Council uses this experience to offer social work qualification at postgraduate level. Successful completion of this programme provides eligibility to apply for registration with the HCPC. Social work involves working with some of society’s most vulnerable citizens. As a social worker you can have a significant impact on the lives of the vulnerable people that you work with.

The course has been developed to provide the academic teaching before placements to ensure that you feel equipped for practice learning. You will be taught by experienced social work practitioners and researchers, ensuring a rich learning experience. This course is vocational - up to half of the course is spent on placement in social work settings. The Social Work MA aims to produce capable and competent students ready to enter the profession and make a difference to service user’s lives. The qualification is generic so you will be able to work across a range of adult and childcare settings in both the statutory and voluntary sector.

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

Social Work Theories and Methods
Research Dissertation
Placement Two
Social Work with Adults
Placement One
Human Growth and Development
Research Methods
Understanding Professional Practice in Social Work
Children and Families Social Work

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£5,300

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,100

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to already have a 2:1 degree and a minimum of 6 months full-time relevant paid or voluntary work experience, or equivalent (approximately 800 hours), within the social care sector. Students who hold a 2:2 degree (in any subject) will be considered if they also hold an award at postgraduate level and have 6 months (approximately 800 hours) relevant experience. Related voluntary work as well as other relevant life experiences (e.g. informal care giving) will also be considered as part of this experience. Students who hold a 2:2 degree but do not have a postgraduate qualification will be considered if they have at least 12 months full-time equivalent (approximately 1600 hours) relevant applied social work/care experience. Related voluntary work as well as other relevant life experiences (e.g. informal care giving) will also be considered as part of this experience.

University information

De Montfort University (DMU) postgraduate courses receive continual input from leading employers and professional bodies and are underpinned by excellent research. DMU strives to build what employers need: work-ready graduates with professional experience and industry skills on the CV. Your career will be in focus from minute one, with UK and overseas placements, internships, targeted training, coaching and research opportunities part of DMU...more

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