Social Work at Keele University - UCAS

Course summary

The MA degree in Social Work provides the training necessary for you to apply to register as a social worker in England. You will develop knowledge and experience through both university and practice settings to prepare you for a rewarding and challenging career. You will develop both the understanding, skills and competence to make a difference in people’s lives. Why study this course?

  • Acquire the professional qualification to register as a qualified social worker with Social Work England
  • Gain substantial practical experience during placements and skills development experiences
  • Develop decision-making skills to enable you to undertake evidence based social work practice in partnership with people with lived experience and colleagues
  • Research-informed teaching
The course focuses on developing your skills to engage with a diverse range of people, both adults and children, to address complex life challenges and enhance wellbeing. This will equip you to work in an exciting profession, promoting the rights and wellbeing of people, families and communities, through establishing and maintaining the trust and confidence of those people while acting with professional integrity and promoting ethical practice. The social work programme meets current Social Work England Qualifying Education and Standards as well as Professional Standards and BASW. The programme and is led by research-active academic staff with contributions from social work practitioners, service users and carers as well as other professionals. By the end of the programme, successful graduates will be eligible can apply to register as social workers with Social Work England. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


For information regarding modules for this course, please visit the course page on the Keele University website.

Entry requirements

The following entry criteria must be met: Normally a 2.1 classification in an undergraduate Honours degree. A lower degree classification may be considered, on a case by case basis, depending on other postgraduate qualifications or experience. English Language and Maths GCSE Grade C or above (or Functional Skills Level 2). IELTS - An overall score of 7 is required with no less than 6.5 in each subtest taken in one sitting. A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (Enhanced and Barred Lists) check. A satisfactory health check is undertaken through a student self-declaration and an Occupational Health referral, if appropriate, to meet the Social Work England requirements for registration. You would be expected to have some general knowledge of social services and broad social problems before you start your course. Although it is not a requirement for entry, relevant experience is recommended. You should possess a driver’s licence by the time of your first placement, to support your placement experience.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Information relating to the tuition fees and funding options for this course can be viewed on the Keele University website.
Social Work at Keele University - UCAS