Taught course

Social Work

Institution
University of Bristol · School for Policy Studies
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in any discipline. Relevant social work/social care-related experience. GCSEs in English and Mathematics at grade A-C (or equivalent University standard numeracy and literacy) are required.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This two-year professional programme is designed for people who want to qualify and practise as a professional social worker.

Social work is a demanding but highly rewarding profession, which is often in the public spotlight. As a qualified social worker you will be able to work with both children and adults, helping them to be safe, cope with difficulties and take control of their lives again. You will support people to identify their strengths and build their self-confidence, help them to overcome times of crisis, and link with other services.

This requires an ability to appraise complex and difficult situations, drawing on social science research, social work theories and methods of intervention. You will need a thorough understanding of social policies and a firm grasp of the legal powers and duties that underpin your practice.

The MSc in Social Work combines university-based learning with two extended periods of supervised practice as a student social worker in a social work agency. By completing this degree, you will be eligible to register with social work regulatory body (Social Work England) and practise as a qualified professional social worker in a range of settings, including statutory, voluntary, private and independent sectors.

You will develop an understanding of the structural and personal factors that lead to disadvantage, oppression and discrimination, and learn how to apply this understanding to your practice. You will develop values and skills as a reflective practitioner, appraising relevant evidence - including research - to evaluate your own and other people's work and to contribute to the development of policy and practice.

To explore the programme in more depth, view these videos which include interviews with students.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
sps-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 117 954 6785