Liverpool Hope University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Social Work (Taught)

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Course summary

UCAS APPLICATION COURSE CODE L501 The main aim of the MA in Social Work is to produce competent, reflective, analytical and research-minded social workers, who are vocationally qualified, with advanced knowledge and skills to bring about innovations through collaborative practice and continuous learning. The MA course is nationally recognised and validated and leads to eligibility to register with the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) as a professional social worker. Why choose this course? Choose this subject if you want to make a difference to people’s lives and feel passionate and committed to social justice. The student intake each year is limited to 25 students – you will get to know the teaching team well and also have the opportunity to develop excellent peer group support. The team has expertise in children and family social work, theorising childhood, racism and anti-racist social work, mental health and mental health user movements, youth justice, radical social work histories, community engagement and international social work. The Masters qualification is highly regarded by employers.

Course details

Assessment method

Academic assessment is through a combination of methods including: essays, case study work, presentations, book/journal paper reviews and seminar work. The pass mark on all courses is 40 per cent (at Masters Level) and students must pass each and every element of assessment on all courses to proceed and gain their degree and qualification. Practise capability is assessed by service user feedback, observation, and practice portfolio work. You will be assessed by a practise educator during your placements and your portfolio is examined by a Practise Assessment Panel comprising academic and agency staff. You must pass your practise placement and portfolio.


Entry requirements

Normally a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree. GCSE Grade C or above in English (Grade 4 or above in the new grading system) or equivalent before application. Appropriate and relevant experience. Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formally the Criminal Records Bureau – CRB). Unfortunately, due to requirements of the placement providers we are unable to consider any applicants with convictions within 5 years of the start of the course. All candidates subject to interview and satisfactory health check.


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Social Work at Liverpool Hope University - UCAS