Social Work (Postgraduate Entry) at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS

Course summary

Gain the latest updates on legal issues affecting social work policies and how they affect the different methods and approaches used. Train to be a qualified social worker and gain a thorough grasp of the knowledge, skills and values that sit at the core of this rewarding career. Recognising the powerful links between personal and political issues, the course will assert the need to challenge inequality and safeguard vulnerable people. In your first year, you will study the legal frameworks, policies and theories - in particular psychosocial perspectives - that underpin social work. A practice placement will offer you the chance to hone your communication skills as you start to apply your knowledge in the field. In your second year, you will continue to extend and refine your understanding of the law. You'll also undertake a second practice placement and complete a dissertation. This course is approved by Social Work England and successful completion provides eligibility to apply for registration as a social worker in England. Find out more Our course has an emphasis on practice learning and you will undertake two placements - 70 days and 100 days respectively - over the length of the course. These can take place in a variety of settings, giving you important hands-on experience. We've established close partnerships with local agencies that will provide you with rich and varied practice learning opportunities. This allows you to develop your professional skills - including undertaking statutory duties - within a supportive environment and with a highly qualified tutor and practice educator support. Why study our MA Social Work course at Leeds Beckett University?

  • Approved by regulatory body
  • Fantastic placement opportunities
  • Expert teaching team
  • Close connections with local authorities and organisations
  • Specialist facilities
  • Part-time study option


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Social Work with Adults
  • Social Work with Children & Young People
  • Preparation for Practice – Effective Engagement with People
  • Practice Placement 1
  • Models of Intervention
  • Social Work Research
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Social Work Law for Qualifying Practice
  • Social Work Research (continued)
  • Practice Placement 2
In addition, choose from a list of Year 2 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants should normally have at least an upper second class (2:1) honours degree. Applicants with a lower second class (2:2) will be considered on an individual basis depending on their experience. Applicants should have at least 3 years relevant experience having worked in social care, community and third sector organisations supporting individuals , families and communities. Ideally the experience should involve leadership or mentoring within the workplace. Examples of relevant experience would include working as a Family Support Worker with case holding responsibility in a Local Authority or working as a senior support worker within a third sector organisation e.g. a homelessness project.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


We conduct interviews as part of the admissions process and suitable applicants will be invited to an interview. You would normally need significant relevant social care experience and be able to demonstrate an understanding of the Social Work profession. You will need to relate your experience to the contemporary setting in which Social Workers operate. You will also need to provide a social care reference.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

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

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Social Work (Postgraduate Entry) at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS