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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 Partnershipƒ??s geographical footprint.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

The module will enables you to understand the complexity of current specialist approaches to social work practice. It aims to: critically evaluate the roles of practitioners working with service users, their families and carers in a range of service delivery areas, e.g. disability, child care, mental health, people with learning difficulties, older people; introduce you to a number of key theoretical ideas, social policy, legislative developments and processes which underpin specialist social work practice; examine assessment, safeguarding and protection procedures in specialist social work practice; develop an understanding of the need to work within professional ethical frameworks. This module includes a 100 day placement and specialist skills teaching.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,100

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.

University information

Founded in 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is ranked in the top 600 higher education institutions in the world and attracts staff and students from over 100 countries. A host of taught courses and research opportunities are available across LJMU’s five faculties: Arts, Professional and Social Studies Education, Health and Community Engineering and Technology Science Liverpool Business School The...more

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