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Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

26-SEP-22

Key information
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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

Modules

This module-unit considers a range of key concepts such as the nature of need, community, Social Work services and the significance of the service user perspective. You are expected to develop a basic understanding of the contested nature of the concepts and the difficulties associated with their application in policy and practice through a combination of formal teaching and a small-scale research project. This module-unit also introduces key methods and debates in research within the social sciences in general and Social Work in particular.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£8,990

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£19,660

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

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).

University information

Goldsmiths, University of London is an institution that seeks to continually explore, question and shape the world around its academic community. With more than 115 years of academic heritage to reflect on, Goldsmiths has a prestigious history while being firmly focused on the future. Students attending the university will be able to challenge themselves through a wide range of cutting-edge degrees delivered by sector-leading academics and...more

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