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 or above, although consideration may be given to students with degree classifications in the lower second class range. You will also hold a GCSE or equivalent in English Language and Maths . 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


Course content

Manchester Metropolitan University has a long established programme of providing social work education including both post graduate and undergraduate qualifying courses in social work, doctoral level research, post qualification professional training and post registration training.

The overall purpose of our programmes is to produce professionally capable, analytical and critical reflective social work practitioners, capable of working in any social work service or setting. We seek to develop professionals committed to a value based approach to practice and the promotion of social justice and positive social change.

The Social Work department is home a wealth research activities and groups which informs our teaching and helps to inform the way in which Social Work is viewed throughout the country. We are active in working in partnership with local agencies, charities and volunteer agencies in order to develop placement opportunities for our students and innovative in creating post registration and professional development curricula.

Our MA/PG Diploma in Social Work is specifically designed for postgraduates who wish to become registered professional social work practitioners and successful completion of our programme confers eligibility for professional registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

The MA/PG Diploma programme is approved by the HCPC and meets the Professional Capabilities Framework for Social Workers. It offers an exciting opportunity to undertake a professional training programme whilst studying for a Master's degree.

The programme has a strong commitment to:

  • Promoting a value based approach to social work practice based on rights and social justice
  • Integrating social work practice with the essential skills, knowledge, values and attributes essential to become an effective and humane social work practitioner.
  • Preparing our students for the demands, challenges and opportunities to promote positive social change as professional social work practitioners.

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

Fees and funding

For information on the fees for this programme of study, please consult our prospectus


Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0) 161 247 6969