Taught course

Social Work

Institution
Lancaster University · Applied Social Science
Qualifications
MAPGDip

Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, GCSE in English and Maths Grade C or above, or its equivalent, and relevant experience.

Months of entry

October

Course content

This programme, which offers both an academic award and a professional qualification in social work, prepares you for a career in a broad range of social work agencies and settings. On successful completion of the course you can apply to register as a social worker with the Health and Care Professions Council.

The teaching emphasis is on issues relevant to social work practice in contemporary Britain, and explores the ways in which sociology, law, social policy and psychology inform and enhance professional social work.

We work in partnership with local stakeholders, including the main statutory and voluntary social work agencies in the North West, and the programme offers 200 days of placement practice learning (170 days on placement and 30 skills development days in the University).

The NHS Business Services Authority offers some bursaries for the MA/PgDip in Social Work. See www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/students.aspx

Modules

· Policy and Legal Contexts of Social Work

· The Research Minded Practitioner

· Preparation for Practice 1 and 2

· Social Work in Adult Social Care

· Social Work with Children and Families

· Social Work and Young People

· Social Divisions and Social Diversity

· Mental Distress and Health

· Social Work and Drug Use

Information for international students

IELTS: 7.0 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7250 per year
International students
£15,500 per year

www.lancaster.ac.uk/pgfunding/

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
24 months

PGDip

full time
21 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Coordinator
Email
spgadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1524 593148
Fax
+44 (0)1524 592475