Taught course

Social Work

Institution
Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Education, Health and Community
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

You will need:
  • a minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree (applicants with a 2:2 will be considered on a case by case basis)
  • relevant paid or voluntary work experience and the ability to relate this to the skills and values of social work and understanding of social work roles. Related personal experience will also be considered alongside relevant practice-based experience
  • English and Mathematics key skills/GCSE Grade C/4. We will also consider the following Level 2 qualifications in place of English Language and Mathematics GCSE Grade C/4 or above: Key Skills, City and Guilds, OCR (via Learn Direct) and ALAN
Additional information
  • IELTS 7.0 (minimum 7.0 in each component)
  • RPL is accepted on this programme
  • Our recruitment and selection process has a commitment to addressing widening participation and inclusion
  • As with professionally qualified social workers, trainee social workers must be physically and mentally fit. You will be asked for information about this and you may be asked for permission to approach your doctor
  • We are seeking to recruit people who demonstrate: a commitment to social justice; concern about social issues and the desire to do something about them; a desire to enter a profession that works to support problem-solving in human relationships and promotes social change; an ability to reflect on their personal life experiences and work experiences and express how this has influenced their decision to apply for social work plus the capacity to be a reflective and critical thinker
If you have any specific queries, please contact health@ljmu.ac.uk

Months of entry

September

Course content

Qualify as a social worker on LJMU's Social Work MA which is recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council and caters for all service users in many settings.
  • Develop the necessary knowledge and skills to practice as a qualified social worker in a range of settings
  • Learn from experienced social work practitioners
  • Benefit from two key work placements
  • Enjoy a wide range of teaching and assessment techniques
Social Work education at Liverpool John Moores University is provided in collaboration with the Cheshire and Merseyside Social Work Teaching Partnership. Our teaching partnership comprises four universities, eight Local Authorities, two Community NHS Trusts and one Voluntary Sector Organisation covering Greater Merseyside, Cheshire West and Chester, and West Lancashire.

The Partnership provides well-designed, challenging and sustainable social work education at initial and post-qualifying levels. As Practice education is provided in collaboration with the partnership, most placements will be drawn from the Partnership’s geographical footprint.

Information for international students

Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.

Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
courses@ljmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)151 231 5090