Taught course

Social Work

Swansea University · Social Work, Social Policy and Social Research

Entry requirements

  • UK degree (2:2 or above) in a social work/social science related discipline, plus Maths GCSE at grade A*-C or equivalent, e.g. Key Skills level 2 (QCDA) Numeracy or ‘Application of number’, and English or Welsh GCSE at Grade A*-C or equivalent, e.g. Key Skills level 2 (QCDA) Communication.
  • applicants will be required to demonstrate awareness and understanding of the Code of Professional Practice for Social Care. Applicants must register with Social Care Wales as a student Social Worker once accepted on to the programme
  • relevant employment/experience – minimum 210 hours social care work experience within the last 5 years. This may involve voluntary or paid work in social care with individuals, groups or communities
  • international applicants are required to have a minimum of IELTS 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in all domains, or a University approved equivalent, prior to starting the programme

Months of entry


Course content

Social Work is about change and human growth through supporting the social care and welfare needs of individuals, groups and local communities.

Social work has been an established course at Swansea University for many years and combines a commitment to both academic excellence and practical learning. There are strong links between the Department and social services agencies in south and west Wales, and in local authority and voluntary sectors.

The masters degree in Social Work lays the foundation for students’ continuing professional development. It also reflects the key themes of contemporary social work in Wales.

Information for international students

Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.

Fees and funding

For more funding information for MSc Social Work please visit: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/pg-nhs/

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out more about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page: www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Swansea University Postgraduate
+44 (0)1792 295358