School - School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work
Subject area - Social Policy and Social Work
Start Dates(s): September
Two years full-time
Three years part-time
Part-time - £1,420 per 30 credit module
UK - £5,680 (for year one)
International - £13,500 (for year one)
- Qualify as a professional social worker while gaining a Masters degree
- Integrate knowledge, theory, research and practical understanding to use in your professional practice
- Designed collaboratively with service users, practitioners, carers, students and academic staff
- Part-time study option
- Clinical placement opportunity
- International students can apply
We welcome students of all backgrounds who seek an MA in Social Work that develops critical analysis, open debate, questioning and dismantling of conceptual frameworks. If you want professional social work training founded on principles of empowerment and social justice look no further.
This qualification opens up a challenging and rewarding career in social work, social justice and political activism within the diverse field of social care. This nationally and internationally recognised qualification equips graduates to work in the voluntary, statutory and private sector within fields such as policy, therapeutic intervention, research and management.
This course comprises 50% academic study and 50% practice learning in a social work/care workplace setting.
The University makes every effort to assist students in finding a placement but is unable to guarantee that a placement opportunity will be available or that students will have access to the placement of their choice. There is a nationally recognised shortage of placements and availability is dependent upon external providers who are able to offer a limited number of placements opportunities. If you are unable to take up a placement opportunity you will need to return any funding that you receive from the Student Loan Company if you are not actively attending the programme.
Further guidance is available from the Practice Education Lead, Allison Coleman.
Introduction to professional social work (30 credits)
Critical Professional Practice (30 credits)
Professional Capability in Practice 1 (70 day practice placement) (30 credits)
Individuals, Communities and Societies (30 credits)
Developing Critical Professional Practice (30 credits)
Understanding Social Work Research (30 credits)
Research in Practice (30 credits)
Professional Capability in Practice 2 (100 day practice placement) (30 credits)
For both the part-time and full-time route there are 30 days of skill development that run over the duration of the course.