Taught course

Social Work

University of Derby · College of Health, Psychology and Social Care

Entry requirements

You'll need:

  • A minimum 2:1 honours degree or international equivalent.
  • GSCE grade C or above in English and maths or certificated equivalences, regardless of previous educational qualifications.
  • Completion of a written test, regardless of previous qualification or educational background.
  • To undergo a health check and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The health check determines your fitness for practice.
  • Confirm prior to interview/offer decision making that you can use basic IT facilities, including word processing, internet browsing and use of email.

Months of entry


Course content

This course enables you to gain the experience and professional capabilities in order to reach the Health and Care Profession Council’s Standards of Proficiency which will entitle you to apply to register as a Social Worker, as long as you meet the HCPC’s requirements.

Why choose this course?

  • Gain experience in work placements where you can put theory into practice
  • Study a course approved by the Health and Care Professions Council
  • Apply for a bursary from the Department of Health and you may be eligible for funding towards your tuition fees and work placement travel expenses.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7000 per year
International students
£14,700 per year

Funding your studies

Find out more about fees, postgraduate loans and support you may be entitled to.

Alumni discount for Derby graduates

We offer a discount on postgraduate course fees for all Derby alumni.

Scholarships and bursaries

We also offer a number of funding opportunities for all International students, including discounts, scholarships and bursaries.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

+44 (0)1332 591167