Taught course

Social Work

ARU (Anglia Ruskin University) · Faculty of Health, Medicine and Social Care

Entry requirements

Whether you're studying entirely online or through a blend of face-to-face and online learning in September 2021, you'll need a computer and reliable internet access to successfully engage with your course. Before starting the course, we recommend that you check our technical requirements for online learning. Our website also has general information for new students about starting university in 2021-22.

Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email answers@aru.ac.uk for further information.

Months of entry


Course content

Make a difference to people's lives. Combine in-depth professional training and tuition with practice placements - and graduate ready to register as a qualified social worker.

Our full time Masters degree is designed for graduates with at least six months’ relevant work experience, who want to qualify as professional Social Workers.

Offered in Cambridge or Chelmsford, this two-year MA Social Work is approved by Social Work England, so when you graduate, you’ll be eligible for professional registration.

Typically, in your first year you’ll have three days of lectures a week on campus, with the rest of your time spent in independent study or on placement. In the second year, you’ll have one day on campus, with 3-4 days per week on placement.

Fees and funding

UK students
£10,000 (full-time per year)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Professional accreditation: The MA Social Work is approved by the General Social Care Council as a professional qualification in social work and students on the MA Social Work must meet the requirements for inclusion in the student section of the Social Care Register.

Course contact details

ARU Applicant Enquiries Team