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Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Social Work

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This Social Work England approved course enables you to gain the experience and professional capabilities which will entitle you to apply to register as a Social Worker. This programme will provide you with the skills and theories that will enable you to work as a qualified social worker in a range of settings. A career in social work is very challenging, but equally rewarding, as you get the opportunity to help make a difference to someone's life.

Our teaching team uses a range of interesting assessment techniques to provide you with appropriate challenges and assess your development. These include written assignments, presentations, role play. There's a growing demand for qualified social workers who can work in a variety of fields, and this course prepares you for that. You could work with issues such as child protection, vulnerable adults, mental health, disability, older adults and youth justice. These may exist in a variety of settings such as hospitals, day centres, area offices, residential centres, voluntary sectors and schools. Once you are a qualified social worker, you'll be expected to continue your professional development so you can keep up-to-date with current trends in the sector and keep your skills updated.

Modules

Critical Perspectives of Social Work
Social Work Law and Policy
Research Project

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£7,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£14,700

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have: minimum 2:1 honours degree or international equivalent; GSCE grade C or above in English and maths or certificated equivalences, regardless of previous educational qualifications; completion of a written test, regardless of previous qualification or educational background.

University information

The University of Derby is home to students from more than 100 countries around the world, making them part of a diverse, international community. Whether students are progressing from undergraduate study, want to change or develop their career, or simply study the subject they love in more depth, the university offers a wide range of courses and flexible study methods including full-time, part-time and online learning. From criminology to...more