Taught course

Social Work MA

University of Worcester · Institute of Health and Society

Entry requirements

Before applying candidates should possess the following:

  • An Honours Degree at 2:1 or above in a relevant degree
  • GCSE English Language & Maths grade C/4 or above (or an acceptable equivalent)
  • Satisfactory occupational health clearance
  • Satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check
  • A minimum of six months contemporary, relevant practice experience (minimum of 10 hours weekly) verified by reference

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in Social Work delivers a professional qualification combined with an academic award. Successful completion of the course means individuals are eligible to apply to join the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) register which is a requirement in order to practice as a social worker in the UK. This course is approved by the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Information for international students

Candidates whose first language is not English must have a minimum standard of English at IELTS level 7, with no element below level 6.5.

Fees and funding

Postgraduate Loans of up to £10,000 are available for UK students.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
01905 855111