Taught course

Social Work

Institution
Canterbury Christ Church University · Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

First class or upper second class honours degree in a relevant subject discipline.

First class or upper second class honours degree in an unrelated subject and demonstration of significant social work related experience at an appropriate level, gained either in a paid or voluntary capacity, or experience as a service user/carer.

If your degree classification is a 2:2, this will not preclude consideration of your application as a range of factors are taken into account for admission to the programme.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Social work requires a skilled, knowledgeable and creative approach to support and protect some of the most vulnerable people in society at all stages of their lives.

Our MA in Social Work is offered through a two year full­time, or four year part­time route. It is approved by the regulatory body for the profession, the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and was endorsed by the College of Social Work (TCSW). On successful completion of the programme students will be eligible to apply for registration as a social worker with the HCPC.

he teaching of social work is long-established at the University with taught sessions taking place on the main campus, centrally located in the historic, bustling city of Canterbury. The MA Social Work programme has three main integrated areas of learning ­ the study of academic subjects, development of skills, and practice placements. It is generic, enabling those completing successfully to work in a range of settings meeting the diverse needs of service users, families and carers. The programme will provide you with the opportunity to build on your previous experience and educational studies to develop the skills and knowledge required for effective social work practice. The programme is flexible, providing for study through a full­time or part­time route with the option for students to change their route, subject to agreement. The minimum commitment for part­time students is two days a week.

Employment opportunities

On successful completion of the programme students will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Social work is a respected professional qualification and there are a range of opportunities in different fields. The programme is a generic course enabling graduates to work in a full range of settings, for example in statutory social work for local authorities, private or voluntary agencies, in research or policy development. A high percentage of our graduates gain employment with local employers. Continuing professional development is a requirement for all professionals and the opportunity to progress to supervisory and managerial roles is reflected in the Professional Capabilities Framework (British Association of Social Work).

Information for international students

Canterbury Christ Church University welcomes applications from International Students. For more information please visit our website.

Fees and funding

For up to date fee and loan information please visit our website.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
48 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions (Postgraduate)
Email
admissions@canterbury.ac.uk
Phone
01227 782900