Taught course

Social Work

University of Chichester · Social Work and Social Care

Entry requirements

• first or second class honours degree, normally in a social science subject. • social work or social care experience of up to six months or equivalent part-time (paid or voluntary); • GSCE English and Mathematics at grade C or above or equivalent; • a satisfactory enhanced DBS check. • a minimum IELTS score of 7 on each module i.e. reading, writing and listening (from those for whom English is not their first language);

Months of entry


Course content

The University of Chichester provides social work awards in partnership with West Sussex Children and Adult Services and other partners from the voluntary, independent and private sector organisations. Practice is seen as central to the programme as an experiential base for learning, supported by a rigorous tutorial system, designed to help students integrate academic learning with their experience in social work and social care. As a result we have an excellent record in providing students with high quality, relevant practice placements.

The MA Social Work is nationally recognised and will be approved and endorsed by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and The College of Social Work (TCSW).

The programme is appropriate for you if you are interested in:

• High professional and academic standards;

• A commitment to forms of practice which proactively address discrimination and oppression;

• A strong emphasis on research-mindedness;

• Excellent practice learning opportunities provided in partnership with local and regional social work agencies and service users.

If you enjoy:

• Problem solving

• Creative thinking

• Working independently and in groups

• Engaging in debate

If you want:

• A qualification that will equip you for a range of careers in social work, social care, probation and criminal justice.

• To work in statutory, voluntary and independent sector organisations in the UK and overseas.

About the programme

Students may study typically over 2 academic years to successfully complete and receive the MA Social Work.

The programme has three possible levels of outcome:

1.Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert): The Postgraduate Certificate lasts for approximately twelve months. Completion of a set number of academic credits will enable the award of Postgraduate Certificate.

2.Postgraduate Diploma ( PG Dip): The Postgraduate Diploma lasts for a period of between twelve and twenty four months. The award of the Postgraduate Diploma is conditional on the achievement of academic credits at Master’s level (FHEQ Level 7).

3.Master’s Degree (MA): Completion of the dissertation will enable students to achieve the cumulative 180 credits required for the award of the MAFees

Information for international students

This course is part-time

Fees and funding

International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Kish Bhatti-Sinclair