Taught course

Social Work

Institution
University of Brighton · School of Applied Social Science
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

  • An honours degree in any subject, normally with a minimum of upper second class honours.
  • A satisfactory academic reference and/or transcript, indicating ability to study at level 7.
  • Understanding of, and preparedness for, social care and social work practice.
  • Experience of providing social or caring services from paid or voluntary work.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This intensive programme is for graduates from any discipline wishing to train and qualify as social workers.

Through a combination of academic and professional modules, you will focus on both the social science knowledge base of social work, and on developing your practice-relevant knowledge, skills and values through 200 days of practical learning.

Taught by qualified social workers with a range of practice specialisms and research interests, this course offers exciting opportunities to learn alongside students from related professional disciplines including occupational therapy, teaching, nursing and medicine, mirroring the interprofessional nature of social work practice.

Users of social work services, carers and experienced practitioners are also actively involved in the course and the delivery of teaching sessions.

The postgraduate diploma (PGDip) can be taken as an alternative and shorter route to obtaining a postgraduate social work qualification with students learning alongside MSc students in all except the dissertation module. It is also available as an early exit award to those registered on the MSc who opt not to take the dissertation module but meet all other requirements of the PGDip.

The MSc and PGDip are both approved by the Health and Care Professions Council, the regulatory body for social workers and other health professionals. All students will address the HCPC Standards of Proficiency for Social Workers throughout the course, alongside the former College of Social Work's Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF).

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
24 months

PGDip

full time
15-18 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
enquiries@brighton.ac.uk
Phone
01273 644644