Taught course

Social Work

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

Entry requirements

Mathematics and English at grade C / 4 or above. Preference is given to applicants who have obtained these grades on application. Please note the institution will also accept Functional Skills Level 2 (Numeracy) as an equivalent qualification to the GCSE Mathematics qualification.

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.

You must pass disclosure and barring service and occupational health checks satisfactorily in order to be able to start this programme.

Meeting the academic minimum is the first stage of an application being considered. You must also submit a strong personal statement in order to be considered further.

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

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.
IELTS – 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in all elements. If you need to improve your English language to get onto a degree programme at Plymouth University, you can book a pre-sessional academic English course.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,500
International students
£14,000

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
24 months

Further details of qualification

This programme can be studied 2 years full time.

Course contact details

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