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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Social Work

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Programme overview

This two-year professional programme is designed for people who want to qualify and practise as a professional social worker.

Social work is a demanding but highly rewarding profession, which is often in the public spotlight. As a qualified social worker you will be able to work with both children and adults, helping them to be safe, cope with difficulties and take control of their lives again. You will support people to identify their strengths and build their self-confidence, help them to overcome times of crisis, and link with other services.

This requires an ability to appraise complex and difficult situations, drawing on social science research, social work theories and methods of intervention. You will need a thorough understanding of social policies and a firm grasp of the legal powers and duties that underpin your practice.

The MSc in Social Work combines university-based learning with two extended periods of supervised practice as a student social worker in a social work agency. By completing this degree, you will be eligible to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (or the newly proposed social work regulatory body Social Work England) and practise as a qualified professional social worker in a range of settings, including statutory, voluntary, private and independent sectors.

You will develop an understanding of the structural and personal factors that lead to disadvantage, oppression and discrimination, and learn how to apply this understanding to your practice. You will develop values and skills as a reflective practitioner, appraising relevant evidence - including research - to evaluate your own and other people's work and to contribute to the development of policy and practice.

To explore the programme in more depth, view these videos which include interviews with students.

Careers

After successfully completing this master's degree, you will be eligible to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (or the newly proposed social work regulatory body, Social Work England) and practise as a qualified professional social worker.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

This unit is intended to provide a comprehensive introduction to social work in the UK. It familiarises students with practice in the contexts of social work, including with children and families; young people; older adults; disabled people; and people experiencing mental health problems, homeless people, people experiencing domestic violence and those who misuse legal and illegal substances. It introduces students to contemporary services, familiarises them with relevant policy frameworks, and provides a critical analysis of relevant theoretical perspectives. Small group work in Integrative Groups enables them to apply their learning from all units in the context of practice studied in this unit.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£19,200

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in any discipline. Relevant social work/social care-related experience. GCSEs in English and Mathematics at grade A-C (or equivalent University standard numeracy and literacy) are required.