Taught course

Social Work

Institution
Manchester Metropolitan University · Department of Social Work and Social Change
Qualifications
MAPGDip

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to have a UK honours degree (or international equivalent) at upper second class (2:1) or above. Sometimes applicants with a lower second class will be considered dependent upon experience. GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications (e.g. Functional Skills Level 2 in English & Mathematics and Key Skills) may be considered. Demonstration of a genuine commitment to social work and social justice is essential. Relevant experience and employment is highly desirable as is previous study in a social science or related areas.

Months of entry

September

Course content

At the heart of social work is the promotion of human rights and social justice, and the protection of individuals and their families.

It aims to bring about change through working in partnership with individuals, families and communities often at the point of distress and vulnerability.

Our two-year, full-time masters degree is designed for first degree students who wish to become registered professional social work practitioners.

As a registered social worker, you’ll work within health and social care teams, and with partner agencies, from the police to housing services.

You’ll often be in situations that are complex and challenging but you’ll help to bring about positive changes for individuals, families and communities.

You’ll consider topics such as how welfare is delivered across society, the psychological and sociological factors that impact on life, how the law can be used to safeguard and protect vulnerable people in society, and the ethical considerations for social workers.

It can be difficult to appreciate the difference social workers make until you’ve experienced professional practice – and that’s why you’ll complete work-based placements in both years of this course.

When you graduate, you can apply for professional registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to practice as a social worker.

Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
24 months

PGDip

full time
12 months

Further details of qualification

Two-year full-time course with 100-day practice placements in the first year and second year.

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries Team
Email
courses@mmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 161 247 6969