Taught course

Social Work

Coventry University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold the equivalent of a 2:1 undergraduate degree in any discipline, and have at least 1 year relevant work experience in social work related field. Applicants with a lower degree classifications will be considered, if they have completed further qualification at postgraduate level (such as a PgCert).

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 register for practice as a professional social worker on completion, working for local government, voluntary and third sector organisations, charities or NGOs.

Unlike many other similar programmes, the MA Social Work at Coventry University is a generic qualification. This means that upon graduation you can work in any area of social work practice, rather than simply qualifying for one particular area of practice, such as child care or mental health – a distinct advantage giving you greater flexibility in your career choices.

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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