Taught course

Social Work

University of Nottingham · School of Sociology and Social Policy

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Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in any discipline, plus GCSE English and maths, 4 (C) or above. In exceptional cases, however, applicants holding a 2:2 may be considered where there is evidence of extensive relevant work experience. Applicant must also have three months' full-time equivalent relevant work experience (450 hours minimum).

Months of entry


Course content

This course will give you a thorough preparation for a rewarding and challenging career as a social worker.

The role of social worker is a position of privilege that enables you to collaborate with people who need your help, and to empower them to transform their lives. It therefore requires social work education of the highest standard to ensure you are fully prepared to register and practice when you graduate.

As a member of the D2N2 Teaching Partnership we contribute to the establishment of a social work academy of excellence, providing a holistic approach that not only gives you an essential broad-based, practical skillset, but also develops your deeper academic learning that will form the foundation of your practice.

Our teaching is delivered through the Centre for Social Work. You will learn from academics with years of expertise as practising social workers, and who have first-hand experience of working on the front line of social care.

Information for international students

IELTS: 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Provides recognised qualification in social work.


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations5
Written coursework / continuous assessment30
Creative work50
Dissertation15 (20000 words)

Course contact details

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