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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Social Work

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This degree allows you to achieve professional competency and an ability to relate academic theory and knowledge to social work practice. You'll develop knowledge of social work theories and methods of assessment and intervention, as well as reflective approaches to human needs and behaviour, current social policy and law. You’ll leave us well prepared for employment in social care.

Key features: Achieve a qualification with a degree recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) allowing you to apply to register as a social worker with the HCPC; Develop professionally by spending 170 days in supervised practice settings - with placement opportunities in agencies, in statutory and voluntary sectors throughout the South West; Benefit from a bursary to support you in your studies – available to many students; Achieve a highly desirable qualification in social work. Our teaching staff - who are leading the way in their subjects, carrying out internationally respected research - will inspire you; Gain experience first-hand with the involvement of service users and carers throughout the programme.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

SCW703 Contemporary Social Work Theories and Issues - Core
SCW704 Ethics and Values for Social Workers - Core
SCW705 Research for Social Work Practice - Core
SCW702 Professional Practice - Core
SCW701 Social Policy and Law - Core
SCW708 Dissertation - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2.2 honours degree or above. They must also have a minimum of 12 months social care experience. This can be in a voluntary capacity working within a range of groups considered vulnerable or marginalised from society. Mathematics and English at grade C / 4 or above. Preference is given to applicants who have obtained these grades on application. Preference is given to applicants who have obtained these grades on application. The institution will also accept Functional Skills Level 2 (Numeracy) as an equivalent qualification to the GCSE Mathematics qualification.

University information

The University of Plymouth’s campus is centrally located within Britain’s Ocean City, perched on the South Westerly coast of Devon in between scenic Cornwall and the historic Dartmoor National Park. The University is renowned for its world leading research; postgraduate students are supported by accomplished and experienced staff who undertake research that is innovative, operates across disciplinary boundaries, and provides outstanding...more