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Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

26-SEP-22

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Social Work

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Develop your understanding of the theories surrounding social work, as well as their practical implications, to become a professionally competent, reflective and analytical social work practitioner.

Course description

The academic side of the course is rigorous and challenging. You’ll develop a clear understanding of the theory. Through work placements, you’ll become a confident, skilled practitioner.

We’re working in collaboration with the four local authorities in South Yorkshire to lead the way for social work education. This means that you’ll benefit from a social work curriculum that is enhanced by increased collaboration with placement providers and employment agencies.

Accreditation

This degree makes you eligible to apply for registration with Social Work England as a qualified social worker.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information.

Modules

The first practice placement is for 78 days, including four preparatory skills days prior to placement commencement which will contribute to the assessment of your readiness to undertake direct practice and four further (a total of eight) skills development days, as set out in the new national curriculum proposals, designed to enhance student learning on more specialist skills. It consolidates and builds your skills relating to social work theories and approaches, life course development, legislation, policy and guidance informing practice. It provides opportunities to apply this knowledge to direct work with service users in a diverse range of settings; and to develop skills in working in organisations and increase their understanding of, and skills in, multi-disciplinary practice.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

Please see our University website for fees and funding information.

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

Please see our University website for fees and funding information.

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree. We can accept a 2:2 if you have a lot of relevant work experience, which can include voluntary work. You must have GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or above. We accept alternatives to this, including: a minimum 12 credits for Mathematics or English GCSE equivalent unit, providing these are approved university and Access Validating Agency units. We also accept level 2 adult numeracy and literacy as valid substitutes, but not application of number. Before joining the course, you will be expected to have basic IT skills, including being able to use the internet, word processing software and email.