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Social Work
Social Work MA
Social Work MA

Social Work MA

  • ID:US440110
  • Level:Master's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£10,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£10,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
Estimated Total/program:
£44,600.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirements

  • ​IELTS at a score of 7.0 in all components, or equivalent

Other Requirements

Social work experience

To apply for this degree you must have experience (voluntary or paid) in a social care setting. You can include placements which you have undertaken as part of college, but we do expect more experience than this. Experience could include volunteering during weekends, evenings, or holidays. We may also consider any relevant personal experience you might have.

You should clearly describe your experience in the personal statement section of your application and show how this relates to a career in social work.

Social work involves working with some of the most vulnerable people in society, and social work education is regulated by Social Work England. We must therefore be satisfied that you are 'fit to practise' before we can accept you onto this degree course.

In addition to the academic qualification and work experience, you will need:

  • Two satisfactory references
  • A satisfactory health clearance
  • An Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check
  • A completed declaration form about previous criminal convictions (either spent or unspent) and any disciplinary hearings or investigations related to vulnerable adults or safeguarding young people

Course Information

As a social worker you will be making a real difference to some of the most marginalised and at-risk people in society. You could work in child protection, with young people in care, older people, people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health difficulties, homeless people, people with drug dependencies, or with any other group of people with specialist needs. As you help people access essential social services, your interventions can literally be the difference between life and death for extremely vulnerable people.

MA Social Work combines classroom learning and practical experience. You will study the context of social work, legal and policy frameworks, social work theory, psychological and sociological theory, power, discrimination and anti-oppressive practice. You will consolidate this theoretical knowledge with two placements, to put your learning into practice.

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Modules on this course include:

  • The Social Work Context

Explore legal frameworks and policy contexts for social work with adults, children, young people and families.

  • Preparing for Practice

Develop practice skills, explore the role and value base of social work, and understand service user and carer perspectives.

  • Theories and Models for Social Work Practice

Critically examine relevant theories, including social and psychological theories, and explore models of intervention.

  • Practice Placement 1

70-day practice placement, to be arranged by our Practice Learning Coordinator.

  • Critical Perspectives in Social Work Practice

Critically evaluate the process of decision-making in social work practice. Examine how legislation, social policy, theory and reflexivity combine to inform the complex decisions needed in social work practice.

  • Social Work Research

Explore research methodologies and methods and their relevance to social work research.

  • Social Work Dissertation

Through researching and writing up a dissertation you will develop specialist knowledge around a specific issue relevant to social work and develop your understanding of research methodologies and methods.

  • Practice Placement 2

100-day practice placement, to be arranged by our Practice Learning Coordinator.

 

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • MA Social Work is a highly practical qualification. After successful completion of the MA Social Work course you will be eligible to apply to register as a newly qualified social worker with the Health and Care Professions Council.
  • Social Work is a very broad discipline. You could work in child protection, with young people in care, older people, people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health difficulties, homeless people, people with drug dependencies, or with any other group of people with specialist needs.
  • Many Social Work jobs are with local authorities, but you could also work, 
  • for instance, in an NHS trust, a voluntary agency, a charity, the Criminal Justice system or other agencies helping people in need of support.
  • With a Social Work MA you also have the option to continue in academia, and study for a PhD.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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