Taught course

Social Work

University of Gloucestershire · Faculty of Sport, Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

You will need at least a 2.1 honours degree or equivalent in a related subject or; a relevant level 6 qualification. EU and international students need IELTS 6.0 overall (no less than 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent. You should have at least 3 months’ work experience in a social care setting, contributing to some understanding of social work and an enhanced DBS.

Months of entry


Course content

This intensive course is a fast track to becoming a Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) registered social worker. The programme balances an interactive study programme with practical work experience in a social care setting to complement theory with practice.

This course has been designed in partnership with agencies and service users to allow students to gain the skills and experience required to qualify as a social worker. The teaching is delivered in blocks of teaching followed by periods of practical work experience, allowing students to consolidate their study in a real-life setting. You will be supported by a team of committed teaching staff who are registered social workers with experience in a range of professional settings.

On the course, the learning experience is dynamic, interactive and experiential. You will learn about all areas of social work practice with adults and children, acquiring your knowledge with a variety of learning styles. With emphasis on experiential learning, your study will include working in small tutorial groups, simulations, role play and groupwork.

The placements you undertake must be within different service areas to broaden your perspective and experience. The department has good connections and there is a wide scope of opportunity for placements within Gloucestershire and beyond. On graduating from the course, you will have a clear understanding of social work and will have demonstrated your skills and values within social care settings.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Learn more at the postgraduate fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Enquiries Team
+44 (0) 3330 141414