Taught course

Social Work

Coventry University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

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Entry requirements

A 2.1 classification in an undergraduate Honours degree. Maths and English GCE at Grade 4/C or equivalent.

A lower degree classification may be accepted in circumstances whereby an applicant holds other postgraduate qualification, or has exceptional experience in the field.

Months of entry


Course content

Social work is a rewarding profession which enables you to work with and support individuals, families and communities of all ages who face difficulties or distress in their lives.

Your role is to assist them in developing practical strategies to improve their situations and make a positive difference – protecting the vulnerable from harm and abuse or supporting people to live independently. It allows you to give something back to society.

Accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), our MA was developed in line with government recommendations in response to the demand for a highly skilled workforce. Recognised internationally, the British social work qualification allows you to apply to register for practice as a professional social worker on completion, working for local government, voluntary and third sector organisations, charities or NGOs.

Upon graduation you can apply to work in any area of social work, rather than simply qualifying for one particular area, such as child care or mental health – a distinct advantage giving you greater flexibility in your career choices.

Grounded in practice, this course will enable you to build on your existing academic, work and life experiences in order to achieve the HCPC professional social work qualification, as well as gain a master’s level degree to help you stand out to employers.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences