Taught course

Social Work

Institution
Sheffield Hallam University · Social Work
Qualifications
MSW

Entry requirements

Normally five GCSEs at grade C or above, including mathematics, English language or literature or equivalent*, plus

• an honours degree recognised in the UK at 2.2 or above in any subject, together with relevant personal or professional experience of social care

You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

GCSE English and maths equivalents are

• equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk

International and European Union entry qualifications

If you are an international or EU student, please visit our international qualifications web pageto see the country specific academic qualifications we accept.

IELTS

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent. If your level of English language is currently below IELTS 7.0 we recommend you consider an appropriate Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve the required level of English. Please note that the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) require IELTS 7.0 with no element below 6.5 for registration.

Care experience

Before you apply for health courses, we require you to have gained some practical experience relating to your subject area. Download our applicant experience guidelines for information about the kinds of experience we expect you to have and the best places to gain it. Evidence of the experience gained, understanding of the profession and a genuine, reasoned commitment to studying a professional course must be explicit in your personal statement to be selected for interview.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This course is for graduates who want to start a new career in social work, providing people with help, support and guidance when they need it and protecting vulnerable children, families and adults.

You split your study time between learning the latest knowledge and necessary skills at university, and then putting it into practice on professional work placements. You spend a total of 200 days working in professional settings and attending specialist skills days.

Information for international students

Please visit our website at https://www.shu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,820
International students
£13,250

There is support available to help you afford tuition fees and living costs whilst your study at Hallam. Find out at https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/fees-and-funding.

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit https://www.shu.ac.uk/international/fees-scholarships-and-discounts to find out more.

Qualification and course duration

MSW

full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment100

Course contact details

Name
Course Advice and Information Team
Email
admissions@shu.ac.uk
Phone
0114 225 5555
Fax
0114 225 2430