Taught course

Social Work

University of Bedfordshire · Department of Applied Social Studies

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a 2:1 Honours degree in a related subject. Candidates with a first degree in other disciplines may be considered if they can demonstrate substantial experience in social work/care during the previous five years. All applicants should demonstrate in their application substantial relevant experience of delivering social care services. DBS check and occupational health check required.

Months of entry


Course content

On this practice-based course, your studies will be supervised by experienced practitioners, and you can expect an induction, a protected workload and a study day most weeks while on placement. All placements are under constant development with our employer partners, and you may be eligible for a bursary administered by the NHS Bursaries Unit.

Key features

  • Gain skills in critical reflexivity and emotional literacy, which underpin collaborative social work practice and proactive professional development
  • Nationally and internationally recognised for its research excellence
  • Accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council

Career opportunities

Seek employment with a range of local authorities and many private and voluntary agencies throughout the UK.

Areas of study may include:

  • Critical issues in specialist and inter-professional practice
  • Knowledge for social work: critically reflective and research-informed practice
  • Social work law, ethics and values
  • Working with people: theories and methods for social work practice

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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0300 3300 073