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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Social Work

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Qualify as a social worker on LJMU's Social Work MA which is recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council and caters for all service users in many settings.

  • Develop the necessary knowledge and skills to practice as a qualified social worker in a range of settings
  • Learn from experienced social work practitioners
  • Benefit from two key work placements
  • Enjoy a wide range of teaching and assessment techniques

Social Work education at Liverpool John Moores University is provided in collaboration with the Cheshire and Merseyside Social Work Teaching Partnership. Our teaching partnership comprises four universities, eight Local Authorities, two Community NHS Trusts and one Voluntary Sector Organisation covering Greater Merseyside, Cheshire West and Chester, and West Lancashire.

The Partnership provides well-designed, challenging and sustainable social work education at initial and post-qualifying levels. As Practice education is provided in collaboration with the partnership, most placements will be drawn from the Partnership’s geographical footprint.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

Poverty, Inequality And Social Justice - Core
Introduction To Research Methods - Core
Contemporary Social Work Practice - Core
100 day placement (year 2) - Core
70 day placement (year 1) - Core
Dissertation - Core
Social Work Specialist Practice - Core
Law and Social Policy for Practice - Core
Social Work Knowledge and Skills - Core
Social Work Practice: Knowledge and Skills

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,052

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,450

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You will need: a minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree (applicants with a 2:2 will be considered on a case by case basis) relevant paid or voluntary work experience and the ability to relate this to the skills and values of social work and understanding of social work roles. Related personal experience will also be considered alongside relevant practice-based experience English and Mathematics key skills/GCSE Grade C/4. We will also consider the following Level 2 qualifications in place of English Language and Mathematics GCSE Grade C/4 or above: Key Skills, City and Guilds, OCR (via Learn Direct) and ALAN Additional information IELTS 7.0 (minimum 7.0 in each component) RPL is accepted on this programme Our recruitment and selection process has a commitment to addressing widening participation and inclusion As with professionally qualified social workers, trainee social workers must be physically and mentally fit. You will be asked for information about this and you may be asked for permission to approach your doctor We are seeking to recruit people who demonstrate: a commitment to social justice; concern about social issues and the desire to do something about them; a desire to enter a profession that works to support problem-solving in human relationships and promotes social change; an ability to reflect on their personal life experiences and work experiences and express how this has influenced their decision to apply for social work plus the capacity to be a reflective and critical thinker If you have any specific queries, please contact Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Any criminal convictions, police cautions and disciplinary matters, including those that are spent must be declared. A DBS check will be made when you join the course.

Department profile

Studying for your postgrad at LJMU means benefiting from professionally relevant and up-to-date teaching that will have a real impact on your career. Working at the vanguard of developments in the education, sport and health sectors, our lecturers and professional tutors are actively involved in research, consultancy, knowledge transfer and policy influencing. Add this to our extensive networks with schools and other education providers, as...more

University information

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