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Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

26-SEP-22

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Social Work

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This Masters programme is ideal for graduates with relevant experience interested in pursuing a professional career in social work. You will receive an approved qualification, enabling you to register with Social Work England and work as a qualified professional social worker on completion of the programme.

Work with and learn from Experts By Experience

The MA Social Work is an academic and professional qualification which also provides a gateway to more specialist therapeutic qualifications and research degree programmes. Social work education at Goldsmiths has a long and distinguished record – we have one of the most respected social work units in the UK, and you'll be taught by established social work academics and associate lecturers who have considerable research and/or practice experience in their fields.

You will learn the values, skills, and knowledge needed to practise as a reflective and ethical social worker, and be well equipped for the challenges of contemporary social work practice. You also will be encouraged to make links between anti-oppressive practice, the social work values, the legal framework, theories, methods and skills of intervention, and social work practice throughout the programme. You will cover some of the following areas:

  • human growth and development
  • community needs and services
  • social work methods and skills
  • assessment in social work
  • law and organisational contexts of social work
  • research methods
  • children and families pathway
  • adults pathway
  • mental health and disability

Skills

You'll develop the ability to practise social work in a wide variety of settings with different service user groups.

Careers

The programme will enable you to register and practise as a qualified social worker.

Modules

This module-unit aims to enable you to practice as a Social Worker at an intermediate level within a multi-professional context and to meet the professional requirements for Social Work training. It consists of 8 days practice under the guidance of a practice educator. All practice learning opportunities offer the possibility for you to develop your communication and Social Work practice skills with service users and to work in partnership across professional disciplines and agencies. The placement offers opportunities to apply learning, including reading, from all the module-units in this year.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£9,260

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

£20,250

Entry requirements

To be accepted onto the programme you must: Have (or expect to be awarded) a first or an upper second-class honours degree or lower second class honours plus a postgraduate degree (such as an MA or MSc) or PGCE or appropriate professional qualification equivalent to a first degree; Have a Grade C or above in GCSE English and Mathematics or certified equivalent (eg Level 2 Key or Functional Skills Literacy or Numeracy); Have a minimum of 12 months' full-time (or part-time equivalent) relevant voluntary or paid work experience (normally within the last two years), of which a minimum of 6 months' full-time experience must have been gained by the time of application and a further 6 months' full-time experience by the start of the degree. Please make sure you read our work experience guide for more information about the experience that we accept. Have the understanding and personal, intellectual, and professional qualities to become a social worker and can demonstrate this through relevant social work experience. It is a requirement of entry onto the course that students possess an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).