Taught course

Social Work

University of Northampton · Faculty of Health and Society

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Entry requirements

  • A relevant undergraduate degree, normally a 2:1 classification or other recognised equivalent qualification
  • At least 6 months relevant social care or health focused work experience (within a voluntary or paid capacity)
  • We also ask that you hold at least a GCSE grade C/4 in English language and mathematics or equivalent qualifications

Months of entry


Course content

Our fully reviewed and redesigned MA Social Work programme aims to offer an excellent student experience which will prepare you for professional practice and employment. The programme aims to address contemporary Social Work practice challenges, opportunities and outcomes that reflect the changing professional landscape and political direction of UK social care policy.

The MA Social Work academic team continue to ensure that the student experience at the University of Northampton is centred around developing excellent professional practice. This will take place through high quality teaching and the application of theory to practice placement experiences.

The course will provide you with the opportunity to develop and enhance key skills in working with service users, colleagues and professionals from a range of backgrounds.

The practice placement modules will offer you the opportunities to apply your academic learning and develop relevant professional skills, through two five-days-per-week placement experiences opportunities which sit at the core of the programme.

The first placement will cover 70 days with the second one being 100 days. Between the placements you will be in University embedding this learning experience within taught academic sessions. Placements are offered in a variety of settings, all of which meet the HCPC Standards of Proficiency, Education and Training.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English an IELTS score of 7 is required (with no component less than 6.5).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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