Taught course

Social Work

Institution
University of Sheffield · Department of Sociological Studies
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

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

September

Course content

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.

Course content

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.

Apply

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

www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/students

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Email
socstudies@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)114 222 6402