Taught course

Social Work (Children and Families)

Institution
Bournemouth University · Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
Qualifications
MAPGDip

Entry requirements

Applicants must have one of the following in any discipline except social work from a UK higher education institution (or an approved overseas equivalent):

  • a minimum 2:1 level 6 degree qualification, for example, a degree with honours or a graduate certificate
  • a minimum 2:2 honours degree plus a higher degree (level 7 or above), for example, a Master’s degree or a Postgraduate Certificate in Education

If English is not your first language, you will need IELTS (academic) 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

For full entry requirements and eligibility criteria, please visit Step Up Programme website.

Months of entry

January

Course content

This new, fast-track social work course focusing on children, young people and their families will enable trainee social workers to build upon their existing knowledge and skills, and develop the expertise required for social work practice.

The Department of Education will be funding this course through a cluster of local authorities which includes Dorset, Bournemouth, Poole and Wiltshire, with all applications being made directly to them. You’ll have the option to continue your studies from a Postgraduate Diploma to a Master’s which will be self-funded.

This course gives you the opportunity to study in a high-profile and nationally recognised department and benefit from direct access to research active and internationally linked academic staff. If you already hold an undergraduate degree and are interested in specialising in work with children and young people, this is the ideal social work course option.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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The fees for the Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work are funded by the Department for Education.

Trainees will receive a bursary of £19,833 for the duration of the course.

Students that continue their study to achieve the MA in Social Work (Children and Families) will be self-funded.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    14 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Future Students Enquiry Team
Email
futurestudents@bournemouth.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1202 961 916