You will need:
- Normally an undergraduate honours degree minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree. Applicants with a 2:2 will be considered on a case by case basis, particularly in relation to under-represented groups, those with caring responsibilities, care leavers and applicants who have considerable work experience
- 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
- Evidence of some form of formal or informal, paid or voluntary personal experience in the social care arena, and/or a commitment to ‘citizenship’ or community related activities
- English key skills/GCSE Grade C/4. We will also consider the following Level 2 qualifications in place of English Language GCSE Grade C/4 or above: Key Skills, City and Guilds, OCR (via Learn Direct) and ALAN
- 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 and the capacity to be a reflective and critical thinker
International students entering on a Student visa cannot study part-time.
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About this course
Qualify as a social worker on LJMU's Social Work MA, which is approved by Social Work England 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
- Bursaries and funding support available for eligible applicants to help cover the cost of the course
- 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 Higher Education Institutions, eight Local Authorities, three NHS Trusts and a Voluntary Sector Organisation covering the Liverpool City Region, Warrington 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.
Our programme will give you the skills, confidence and ability to: work with people in a caring and professional manner, assess situations for change, write concise and coherent reports and make convincing spoken and written presentations of ideas. You will summarise and present data, work individually and as part of a team and produce solutions to problems.
The regulatory body for social work in England is Social Work England. You can read more about its regulatory body role on the Social Work England website.
Upon successful completion of an accredited programme, you are eligible to apply for registration with Social Work England.
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, course duration and attendance options
- full time24 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
- +44 (0)151 231 5090