Taught course

Social Work

The University of Manchester · School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum Upper Second class Honours degree (2:1) is required. Students must also have GCSE Mathematics and GCSE English grade C or above or equivalent at the time of application Relevant work experience in a voluntary or employed capacity is also required for entry to this programme. In exceptional cases, applicants holding a Lower Second class Honours degree (2:2) may be considered where there is evidence of extensive relevant employed work experience in a social care setting.

Months of entry


Course content

The overall purpose of the programme is to produce professionally competent, reflective and analytical social work practitioners who are able to practice in a variety of settings, with a range of service users, in accordance with National Occupational Standards and expectations identified in the Code of Practice for social care workers. The programme is designed for postgraduates who wish to become registered social work practitioners and provides the flexibility for you to choose a special area of interest in the second year (children and families, adults and community care or mental health).

Please note: The UK government is currently reviewing the nature and content of all social work qualifying courses and therefore some of the course content and structure may be subject to change.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5, with a score of 6.0 or above in each component TOEFL 600 paper-based or 250 computer-based GCSE English grade C Evidence of equivalent learning

Fees and funding

The Higher Education Funding Council funds student places and the General Social Care Council contributes funds for particular purposes such as developing service-user involvement in all aspects of programme delivery. Due to its drive to recruit social workers, the government provides student bursaries, administered by the General Social Care Council.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
44 (0)161 306 7746