Entry requirements

A first or a 2:1 degree or international equivalent in any subject. Applicants with a 2:2 may be considered in certain circumstances. In addition, you must have at least GCSE grade C in English Language and Mathematics (or equivalent, such as Functional Skills Level 2 English or Functional Skills Level 2 Maths).

Experience working in a helping capacity would be an advantage.

For guidance on which alternative qualifications are acceptable please contact admissions@hull.ac.uk.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a Selection Day and will complete a number of assessments as part of our selection process including an interview and written test.

We offer places to applicants whose qualifications, experience, references and quality of application (including the personal statement) persuade us of their excellence.

We are required by our regulatory body to check that applicants are suitable to undertake social work training. All students who are invited to a Selection Day must complete a confidential self-declaration form outlining any and all previous convictions and cautions (including those 'spent') and any medical or health conditions that may affect their ability to undertake academic or social work practice tasks.

Months of entry


Course content

Social work is a challenging, rewarding and varied career with opportunities to change people’s lives by working with them when they most need support.

Taught by experts with real-world practice experience, you’ll gain insight into issues like homelessness, substance abuse, disability and mental health as well as into policies relating to social welfare and the safeguarding of adults and children.

  • Many UK students receive support from the NHS Social Work Bursary Scheme which can help significantly with study and living costs.
  • This programme is accredited by Social Work England which means you can apply to register as a qualified social worker on graduation.
  • Our strong relationships with a wide range of statutory and voluntary agencies mean that we can provide you with high-quality placements.
  • We are one of the founding members of the Humber Social Work Teaching Partnership, giving you access to the biggest employer of social work practitioners in the area.

Social workers operate within the context of relationships to support individuals, groups and communities to realise their potential. You’ll be an advisor, counsellor and listener, engaging with service users and their families, whilst liaising closely with organisations such as the police, NHS, schools, probation and the voluntary sector.

Information for international students

If you require a student visa to study or if your first language is not English you must provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 7.5 overall with 7.0 in each skill. See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by this University.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Many UK students receive support from the NHS Social Work Bursary Scheme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Validated by HCPC. Taught and practical content. Applications for this programme are made through UCAS (www.ucas.ac.uk)

Course contact details

01482 466850