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Social Work
Social Work MA
Social Work MA

Social Work MA

  • ID:UNIC440308
  • Level:Master's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£13,750.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£4,000.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£13,750.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£4,000.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirement

  • A relevant undergraduate degree, normally a 2:1 classification or other recognised equivalent qualification
  • You will also need to evidence at least 6 months relevant social care or health focused work experience (within a voluntary or paid capacity)
  • For entry onto the MA Social work we ask that you hold at least a GCSE grade C/4 in English Language and Mathematics or equivalent qualifications. (Please contact our admission team to confirm equivalent status of qualifications)
  • If your first language is not English an IELTS score of 7 is required (with no component less than 6.5)
  • All candidates will be asked to declare any DBS cautions or convictions prior to interview and enrolled students are subject to regular monitoring of their DBS status in line with HCPC and University guidelines
  • Places on the programme will be offered following a satisfactory DBS and Occupational Health clearance
  • Applicants must have and be able to demonstrate an ability to provide some evidence of meeting the entry point on the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) which is managed by the British Association of Social Workers (BASW).

English requirement

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent)

Course Information

We continue to be committed to providing an excellent student experience which prepares you for Social Work Practice in the 21st Century work place.

The MA Social Work academic team continue to ensure that the student experience at the University of Northampton is centred around developing excellent professional practice and following an extensive review and redesign of the programme we are confident that all students will be prepared for the contemporary challenges of 21st Century Social Work.

This programme ensures that outcomes for you continue to be of a high standard and will prepare you for your professional practice and employment. As such our MA in Social Work reflects these intentions as well as the changing professional landscape and political direction of Social Policy and Social Work.

The MA Social Work academic team continue to ensure that the student experience at the University of Northampton is centred around developing excellent professional practice. This will take place through high quality teaching and the application of theory to practice placement experiences.

The course will provide you with the opportunity to develop and enhance key skills in working with service users, colleagues and professionals from a range of backgrounds.

The practice placement modules will offer you the opportunities to apply your academic learning and develop relevant professional skills, through two five-days-per-week placement experiences opportunities which sit at the core of the programme.

The first placement will cover 70 days with the second one being 100 days. Between the placements you will be in University embedding this learning experience within taught academic sessions. Placements are offered in a variety of settings, all of which meet the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) Standards of Proficiency, Education and Training.

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Pre Courses

You may be required to complete an English Language course or Foundation program before being able to enrol on to an undergraduate or postgraduate degree program.

  • Pre-sessional English Program (PEP)
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Careers in social work, organizations

Ability to settle

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