Taught course

Social Work

Manchester Metropolitan University · Department of Social Work and Social Change

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to have a UK Honours Degree (or international equivalent) at upper second class (2:1) or above.

Applicants with a lower second class (2:2) will be considered on an individual basis depending on their experience.

All applicants will also require GCSE English Language at Grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications (e.g. Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Key Skills) may be considered.

A satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required for this programme. In addition, students who have resided outside the UK will be required to provide evidence of a satisfactory overseas police check. Instructions on how to complete these checks will be provided once you hold a firm offer for this course.

Satisfactory occupational health clearance is also required to participate in this course. Pending Government consultation, it is not currently clear if this will include a requirement for students deployed on placement in CQC regulated activities in England to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Our placement providers and future employers may require this so, if you are considering this course, we would strongly advise you to take your covid-19 vaccines when due.

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.

Please note that this course does not follow traditional term dates due to the requirements of practice placements.

Months of entry


Course content

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0) 161 247 6969