Taught course

Social Work

University of Hull · Department of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Relevant pre-course experience although this need not have been paid employment. Professional qualifications are considered and prerequisites may be waived in exceptional circumstances. It is a requirement that you have a 2:1 degree and GCSE Maths and English or equivalent (such as Functional Skills Level 2). An interview is required as a part of the selection process. All entrants must have a satisfactory enchanced DBS disclosure.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in Social Work enables you to develop a sound grounding in social work skills, knowledge and values and we are committed to training you to the highest intellectual and professional standards. This innovative and challenging two-year programme has been validated by the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council). Those who successfully complete the programme will be eligible to apply to register as a qualified social worker with the HCPC.

The programme enjoys strong relationships with service users and carers and a range of statutory and voluntary agencies. You will experience high-quality placements which offer excellent learning opportunities and support in practice. You will also have the unique opportunity to apply for a placement in the University’s own voluntary social work agency, the Family Assessment and Support Unit (FASU), which was awarded one of the Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education for its innovations in practice learning.

Information for international students

Competence in English language is required, as evidenced by IELTS 7.5 (with no less than 7.0 in each skill) or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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

For other information on fees and funding please go to our website

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations6
Written coursework / continuous assessment31
Professional practice42
Dissertation21 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Dr Luke Cartwright
01482 466752