A 2:1 honours degree. We can accept a 2:2 if you have a lot of relevant work experience, which can include voluntary work.
Months of entry
About the course
This degree makes you eligible to apply for HCPC registration as a qualified social worker in the UK. The academic side of the course is rigorous and challenging. You’ll develop a clear understanding of the theory. Through work placements, you’ll become a confident, skilled practitioner.
Where your masters can take you
Our graduates are academics, researchers and health and social care professionals. Others become managers or administrators in the public and private sectors.
How we teach
Our teaching is rigorous and research-led. We encourage you to think critically, to learn research techniques and develop transferable skills. We also help you to develop the personal attributes that will make you highly employable. The department is a friendly place, where staff and postgraduates work together as colleagues.
Our interdisciplinary approach brings together sociologists, social policy analysts, social workers and social anthropologists. Our empirical research is internationally recognised. We make significant contributions to policy debates.
Taught modules can include: Readiness for Practice Placement; Law and Policy for Social Work; Social Work Practice – Context; Value and Skills; Human Growth and Development Through the Life Course for Social Workers; Safeguarding in Social Work Practice; Skills for Social Work Practice; Social Work Professional Development.
You’ll go on two placements with local agencies, each one lasting 100 days.
Teaching and assessment
You’ll learn through lectures, small-group work, individual and group projects, supervised dissertation. You will be assessed on essays, group project work, peer assessment, group and individual presentations, examination and dissertation.
Online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS): www.ucas.ac.uk
Information for international students
Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
NHS bursaries may be available for this course. For details visit
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
- +44 (0)114 222 6402