Taught course

Social Work

Cardiff University · Cardiff School of Social Sciences

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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, course duration and attendance options

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