Social Work (F80) at Open University - UCAS

Open University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Social Work (F80) (Taught)

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Course summary

This course will enhance your knowledge of social work theory and legislation, apply your learning to practice, and develop your critical and analytical skills as a qualified practitioner. The subject matter is interdisciplinary, derived from psychology, sociology, social policy, law and social work studies. It includes an embedded, professionally qualifying Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work, which has been approved as a qualifying award for social workers in England by Social Work England (SWE) and in Scotland by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). Key features of the course

  • Approved as a social work qualifying award in England by Social Work England (SWE) and in Scotland by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC)
  • Includes a compulsory residential weekend or online alternative, three workshops and two substantive work-based practice placements supervised by a practice educator
  • Equips you to engage in critical and reflective professional practice according to the Standards for Social Work Education and Codes of Practice and Conduct for the nation in which you train
  • Includes a work-based project that develops your knowledge of a particular field in social work practice and leads to recommendations for improvement in your personal/work based context.


To gain this qualification, you require 180 credits from the following compulsory modules: Developing social work practice (K832), Advancing social work practice (K833), and Advancing professional practice (K805).

Entry requirements

Entry requirements vary. For details, visit the qualification description at

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

As fees for individual modules can vary, the total cost you pay for your qualification depends on the modules you choose to study. For further information about fees, please refer to the course description on The Open University website.
Social Work (F80) at Open University - UCAS