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- All candidates must hold an Honours degree (Bachelor) at 2:1 or above
- Candidates must have a GCSE grade C/4+ (or equivalent) in Maths and English. Equivalent qualifications include Key Skills Level 2; Learn Direct Level 2; and Functional Skills Level 2.
- Please note we do NOT accept GCSE Short Courses or GCSE Equivalence Tests from other institutions or organisations.
Months of entry
This graduate entry level course is designed to equip social work students with the knowledge, skills and values necessary for qualification.
Upon successful completion of the course students will have met the required levels of the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF). They will then be eligible to apply to register with Social Work England (SWE) to begin their first year in employment as a registered and qualified social worker.
The MA (Social Work) is an academic award dependent upon successful completion of a Masters level dissertation as well as demonstrating capable practice. There is an ‘exit award’ of PGDip, which allows successful students to apply to register with (SWE) as a qualified and registered social worker. Students taking this route may be eligible to complete their dissertation for an alternative MA in a related field.
The specific educational aims of the course are to:
- Develop core social work values as identified by the British Association of Social Workers.
- Develop a knowledge base to underpin capable and effective practice
- Develop the necessary intellectual skills of critical thinking, inquiry and problem solving as applied to academic learning and to practice ethical, research minded and critically engaged practice
- Develop a social work practice committed to social justice, which recognises structural inequality and which seeks to counter-act this
Information for international students
If English is not your first language, evidence of your proficiency must be dated within the last 2 years from IELTS level 7.0 with no element less than 6.5.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time24 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- 01902 32 22 22