Our MA Social Work course prepares you for a wide range of experiences and learning opportunities that you will encounter in practice. We welcome students from a variety of backgrounds, whether you’re a college leaver or a mature student. Gain the skills and knowledge needed for current practice You will gain a combination of effective and relevant skills alongside up-to-date knowledge of how to work effectively with children, adults and a wide range of social problems. The MA Social Work course begins with a carefully structured induction programme, before you move on to study modules designed to develop your personal and professional skills. You will be supported throughout by a structured tutorial programme; linking university-based learning to practice placements. Apply theory to practice on placements Alongside your academic learning, you will apply theory to practice via placements with our local partners. We have cultivated strong relationships with several local authorities, where you will learn apply your knowledge to real-world situations and a gain a vital insight into the professional life of a social worker. Dedicated personal and academic support Your tutors ensure that you have excellent academic and personal support throughout your degree, as you gain a firm grounding in the skills, professional theory, and values of the social work profession. We have a long tradition of providing a supportive, student-centred approach to learning and teaching and we believe it is our role to help you develop both personally and professionally throughout your degree. This has culminated in our excellent rating in the national student satisfaction survey that has underpinned our well-established reputation for teaching Social Work. Social Work England approved This course is approved by social work regulator Social Work England. By the end of the course you will be ready to register with Social Work England and begin your career as social work professional.
On our MA Social Work course, you will get to experience a mix of teaching strategies to make sure that you are building the knowledge and confidence you need to progress in this career. We use written assignments, group work, workshops, feedback, meetings and placements to develop your skills. The practice elements of the course are assessed through portfolio presentation and assessor reports. There are support sessions for particular assessments and a dedicated online platform for study skills to help support your written academic skills.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Bishop Otter Campus, Chichester
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
First or second class honours degree, normally in a social science GCSEs: English language (C or above) Social work or social care experience of up to six months or equivalent part-time (paid or voluntary)
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
The interview is designed to assess the applicant’s suitability for the social work profession. It is expected that most students will have significant experience of a statutory care agency or voluntary/private organisation providing a social work or social care service.
English language requirements
|No element below 6.5
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Fees and funding
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