Taught course

Social Work

University of Northampton · Faculty of Health and Society

Entry requirements

A relevant undergraduate degree (ideally a 2:1 classification) or other recognised equivalent qualification. A Pass or 3rd will not be considered.

Applicants are advised to discuss the relevance of their Degree in their personal statement.

All applicants must have GCSE’s grade C/4 or above in English Language and Math or certified equivalencies Key skills Level 2 will be accepted, regardless of other qualifications. Applicants without these will not be considered.

Applicants must have 6 months of relevant social care or social work focused work experience, ideally 2/3 days a week (and be able to evidence this). This could be paid or voluntary work.

Students yet to graduate should ideally provide an academic reference (although a professional reference would be acceptable).

Students who have already graduated should provide a professional reference.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA Social Work programme offers a dynamic two-year course which equips students with the requisite skills, knowledge and capabilities to graduate as a professional Social Work practitioner ready to make a difference within the contemporary social care arena

Social Work continues to be a key professional role within UK society, seeking to promote social justice, address inequality and facilitate self-determination in those individuals and families requiring formal support.

The MA Social Work programme aims to prepare students for professional practice through a 2-year postgraduate course that blends key academic modules and rigorous placement experiences which focus on required professional standards appropriate to the delivery of assessment and support for those in need within our communities.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0300 303 2772