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Full time


19 months

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Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Social Work

Course type


Course Summary

You will learn in sessions led by academic faculty, practitioners, experts by experience, service users and carers. In this supportive environment you’ll develop crucial skills for independent and collaborative learning.

You will take also undertake two placements in local social welfare agencies.

Learn from people influencing social care. We work with local social welfare agencies on joint projects. These include development, training, and research initiatives.

If you decide to pursue a Social Work MA after this course, you may be able to do so by completing a dissertation once in practice at one of our partner local authorities.


Our graduates have gone on to work in the field of professional social work and are highly sought after by employers, working with children and families and in adult social care.

Many pursue learning through continuing professional development courses and progress to take leadership roles in the profession.

Successful completion of the Social Work PGDip entitles you to apply for registration as a social worker with the professional regulator, Social Work England.


In this module, you develop your understanding of the impact of various forms of social adversity on personal well-being and social relationships, within diverse family and cultural settings, and across the life course.

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Entry requirements

Degree requirements: You should have a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above. Subject-specific requirements: Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You must have GCSE Mathematics and English (or equivalent) at grade C or above.