Taught course

Social Work

Cardiff University · Cardiff School of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

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Months of entry


Course content

This is a two-year full-time programme leading to an MA and a professional qualification in social work.

Situated within the broader environment of social sciences, this programme provides a theoretical and critical approach to the acquisition and appreciation of knowledge about social work practice and its context. Principles of human rights are core.

  • Our teaching staff have current practice and research backgrounds that keep them up to date with developments in the field.
  • A range of placement opportunities in specialist fields are provided.
  • Bursaries may be available from the Care Council for Wales (or other UK equivalent councils).
  • The programme continues to meet the Care Council for Wales’ requirements with no conditions according to yearly reviews.
  • There are opportunities to take part in student exchange (ERASMUS) and carry out some study abroad (currently Finland, Lithuania, Austria or Germany).
  • Users of social services are central to the management and delivery of the Programme.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Further details of qualification

Offers knowledge and expertise for a career as a Social Worker, Care Manager, Project Manager, Senior Project Worker, R & D Officer, Service Development Officer. Suitable for: graduates in any subject with a basic understanding of key competences and values in social work and relevant practice experience.

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)29 2087 0084