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A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:1 or equivalent in any subject .
Months of entry
MA Social work is an academic qualification and crucially, is also a professional qualification. Our course is accredited by Social Work England which means you’ll be eligible to apply for registration as a social worker on successful completion of the course, explaining why over 95% of our graduates are employed within six months of leaving.
Social workers practice in areas including child protection, fostering and adoption, adult safeguarding, mental health, substance use, hospital discharge and disability.
This practical degree, which is ranked 1st in its subject area according to the 2021 Guardian League tables, blends a powerful combination of academic study with essential practical experience. As a result, you will leave us equipped with specialist knowledge and practical skills needed to deal with a broad range of issues such as social exclusion and discrimination, law and social policy, psycho-social development, models and methods of intervention and research methods.
You will gain lots of relevant experience during your placements, operating in real-world settings. What’s more, you can even seize the opportunity to travel and engage in international activities.
Information for international students
If English is not your first language, you will need IELTS (Academic) 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing, speaking, listening and reading.
Fees and funding
For fees and funding information, please visit www.bournemouth.ac.uk/pg-funding. You can find full information about the Social Work Bursary, funding your studies and paying your fees, including details of the new Postgraduate Loans Scheme, offering up to £10,000 of support (subject to fee status).
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time24 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Future Students Enquiry Team
- +44 (0)1202 961916