Taught course

Social Work

Institution
Plymouth University · Faculty of Health and Human Sciences
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

2.2 honours degree or above. You must also have a minimum of 12 months social care experience. This can be in a voluntary capacity working within a range of groups considered vulnerable or marginalised from society. Please note we do not accept Key Skills Level 2 in place of GCSE English or Mathematics. You must pass disclosure and barring service and occupational health checks satisfactorily in order to be able to start this programme. If English is not your first language and you do not have GCSE English grade C or above you will have to achieve an IELTS or equivalent qualification at the grades stated below.

MA Social Work

Months of entry

September

Course content

Professionally recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), our practice-led degree allows you to achieve professional competency and an ability to relate academic theory and knowledge to social work practice. You'll develop knowledge of social work theories and methods of assessment and intervention, as well as reflective approaches to human needs and behaviour, current social policy and law. You’ll leave us well prepared for employment in social care.

  • Achieve a qualification with a degree recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) allowing you to apply to register as a social worker with the HCPC.
  • Develop professionally by spending 170 days in supervised practice settings - with placement opportunities in agencies, in statutory and voluntary sectors throughout the South West.
  • Benefit from a bursary to support you in your studies – available to many students.
  • Achieve a highly desirable qualification in social work.
  • Excellent employability - 95 per cent of our September 2013 graduates are in employment.
  • Our teaching staff - who are leading the way in their subjects, carrying out internationally respected research - will inspire you.
  • Learn from qualified social work practitioners.
  • Gain experience first-hand with the involvement of service users and carers throughout the programme.

Two year full time course with placements.

Information for international students

International students may be considered depending on individual circumstances.

Fees and funding

As part of a new government funded masters loan scheme, masters students who are under the age of 60 can now access a loan of up to £10,000 as a contribution towards the cost of their study.

The loans will be available for both taught and research masters programmes across all disciplines and subject areas (excluding PGCE, PgCert, PgDip, MClinRes or ResM).

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
admissions@plymouth.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0)1752 585858