Taught course

Social Work

London Metropolitan University · Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

Entry requirements

All applicants must specify on the UCAS application form that they have a second upper class Honours degree or above (normally in a social science subject) and hold, or are in the process of taking, GCSE Mathematics and English grade C, or Key Skills Communication level 3 and Numeracy level 2, or another English/ Mathematics qualification deemed by the University to be equivalent to GCSE Mathematics and GCSE English grade C or above. Please note that we are not offering University equivalence tests to students offered a place on this course. You must have a minimum of 6 months previous experience (at the point of application) either in a paid or voluntary capacity of working directly with vulnerable people normally within a social care or health context. You will also be required to provide a reference from a current or previous employer/organisation in which the candidate gained the above-mentioned experience. All offers of places are subject to satisfactory health and police checks and suitable references. All students who are offered a place will also be required to show original documentation confirming their stated qualifications in order to receive an unconditional offer of a place. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an admissions day where they will be required to take a written test. Successful applicants will be invited to attend an individual interview and join an observed group activity. **PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR APPLICATION HIGHLIGHTS HOW YOU MEET THE ABOVE CRITERIA. GIVEN THE VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS PER YEAR ANY FORM THAT DOES NOT MEET THE ABOVE CONDITIONS WILL UNFORTUNATELY NOT BE PROCESSED**

Months of entry


Course content

This programme, accredited by the General Social Care Council (GSCC), designed alongside Community Health professionals to provide an inter-professional curriculum, offers you the professional training to qualify as a social worker and the opportunity to study for a Masters degree.
The Social Work MSc programme is a professional training course designed to equip graduates with the skill-base and experience to qualify as social workers.
The qualification is designed to emphasise the development of skills in analysis and assessment, build the confidence to apply knowledge to practice, and to increase practitioners' ability to create opportunities for users and work collaboratively with other professions.
The award has been designed in partnership with key stakeholders representing employers and service users who will play an important role in the ongoing development of the course.
An important aspect of the programme is its inter-professional curriculum, designed alongside community health professionals to reflect practice, and informed by service users' and carers' experiences.
Students at London Met benefit from the University's long experience in offering postgraduate courses in social work, and its accreditation by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as an approved institution to offer MSc awards.
The capped tuition fee grant amount in 2013/14 as set by the NHS Business Services Authority is £3900. Where a student is in receipt of a tuition fee grant, we will reduce the tuition fees charged to match the grant amount, so that the student is not charged anything additionally.

Fees and funding

Full-time students are eligible for a bursary.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
020 7133 4202