Normally an upper second class honours degree (2:1) or equivalent. Applicants must also have sufficient recent experience (in employment, as a volunteer, as a service user or carer) in a social care, health care or related voluntary setting to be able to demonstrate an understanding of the capabilities of a social worker.
Months of entry
The Durham MSW will engage you with the knowledge, skills and values that underpin social work practice with individuals, groups and communities. Academic study is complemented by two practice placements with different service user groups. Practice experience of statutory interventions with children and families or ‘vulnerable adults’ is complemented by opportunities for innovative practice in the voluntary and independent sectors in areas such as family justice, homelessness, substance use, domestic violence, sexual exploitation, community interventions and self-advocacy. With strong involvement of service users, carers and practice partners throughout the course, the MSW provides strong foundations for practice in any field of social work.
• Social Work in Practice
• Social Work in Context
• Professional and Personal Development
• Social Work Practice 1.
• Research in Social Work
• Advanced Social Work
• Social Work Practice 2.
Fees and funding
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time21 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Further details of qualification
This qualification is accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council.
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