Taught course

Social Work

Leeds Beckett University · Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a 2.1 Honours degree. Applicants should demonstrate in their personal statement the relevant work or voluntary experience they have gained in the profession. Satisfactory health and enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. All suitable candidates will be required to attend an interview day to include an individual interview, assessment session and group work exercise. For International students the English Language Requirement (IELTS):7.0 with no skill below 6.5

Months of entry


Course content

Our course will give you a thorough understanding of the core social work values. Recognising the powerful links between personal and political issues, our course asserts the need to challenge inequality and oppression. You will learn strategies for intervention with individuals, families and communities, while being sensitive to class, gender, race, age, disability and sexuality.

You will study psychosocial perspectives in social work and communication skills, as well as social work theories and policies. You will learn about legal issues within the context of working with adults and children and partnership working.

In your first year, you'll gain a foundation in communication skills, social work theories, the law and working with adults and children. You'll also undertake a work placement from January. In your second year, you'll continue to learn about law and social work theories and methods, you'll undertake a second work placement, and you may also complete a dissertation.

Successful completion of our course provides eligibility to apply for registration with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Fees and funding

Eligible students can apply for a Social Work Bursary.

A scholarship of £1500 is offered to new full-time students studying an MA, MSc or MBA who are eligible to pay Home/EU fees. For Postgraduate Diplomas, Postgraduate Certificates, or part-time courses, a pro rata scholarship is available.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Admission Enquiries
+44 (0)113 812 3113