Taught course

Social Work

Open University · Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies

Entry requirements

Entry requirements vary. For further information and details on how to apply, visit the OU's Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work.

Months of entry


Course content

This is a professional social work qualification, combining academic and practice-based learning. It will enable you to apply for registration as a qualified social worker with the relevant regulatory body for your nation. The subject matter is interdisciplinary, derived from psychology, sociology, social policy, law and social work studies. You may claim the diploma as a separate qualification or as an embedded award within the MA in Social Work.

Information for international students

This qualification is not available outside of the UK.

Fees and funding

For more information about fees and funding, please visit The Open University website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    part time
    17 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

The Open University
0300 303 5303