Social Work at Middlesex University - UCAS

Course summary

Why study MA Social Work with us? This course offers an immersive integration of practice and research, approved by Social Work England. Through an accelerated and innovative approach, this programme provides an intensive learning experience, fostering competent and enthusiastic social work practitioners equipped for the dynamic challenges of this profession. With strong ties to local employers, your learning includes co-delivery by practicing social workers and service users, offering real-world insights into this vital field. You'll benefit from high-quality placements in various statutory and voluntary settings, ensuring a well-rounded education for a fulfilling career. What will you learn? You will study various social work theories and acquire skills to apply them across different contexts. The curriculum encompasses psychosocial perspectives, sociology, psychology, and human development, emphasizing relationship-based and systemic theories. Gain an in-depth understanding of legislation and its practical application. The course maps against the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) Standards of Proficiency (SoPs) and the Knowledge and Skills Statements (KSS) for both children and adults. Extensive skills training, including communication and conflict management, prepares you for direct practice, enhanced through two placements. In the final year, apply research skills and knowledge in a dissertation. How do we support your career development? Upon completion, graduates become registered social workers, equipped to engage with vulnerable groups across various settings. Our alumni have excelled in roles involving older adults, teenagers with mental health concerns, young offenders, and more. With employment opportunities spanning local authorities, charities, and private sectors, we foster relationships with placement partners in London boroughs and beyond, ensuring diverse career prospects and valuable industry connections for our Social Work graduates. Introducing our new Learning Framework After working with our students to gather feedback on what they love most about our courses, we’re making some changes to how we structure and teach our programmes for the start of the 2024/25 academic year. You can find more information about how this course is affected by viewing the relevant course information sheet on our Learning Framework page:


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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

Entry requirements listed are accurate at the time of publishing and vary between programmes. Please check your chosen course page for specific entry requirements. Depending on your chosen course, we also consider a combination of qualifications. The latest entry requirements can be found on the course page:

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5With at least 6.0 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)87With at least 21 in listening & writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading
PTE Academic58With at least 51 in all components

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £14500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £14500 Year 1
Scotland £14500 Year 1
Wales £14500 Year 1
Channel Islands £14500 Year 1
EU £17600 Year 1
International £17600 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

We want uni study to be an option for everyone with opportunities to make the most of your time as a student, even with the rising cost of living. We do everything we can to help you afford uni with access to money that you don’t have to pay back, reductions in costs of studying and personal financial advice. For more information about our financial support, visit:
Social Work at Middlesex University - UCAS