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Course summary

In a world where injustice is ever more prevalent and society is ever more divided, social workers help people find their voice. A career in social work will enable you to make a positive difference in a truly diverse society. This course will give you deep insights into human life and the world around us. You will consider topics such as social justice, equality and diversity, upholding human rights, building relationships and advocating for vulnerable people. You'll learn how to communicate with service users, build effective relationships and create reports which you may need to present in court. You'll develop skills in the classroom, through placements and on simulated skills days. We have 11 local partner organisations, allowing you to learn from their expertise and establish professional connections. Our course is regulated by Social Work England and prepares you to practice in both Adults and Children’s Services. Successful completion of the course makes you eligible to apply for registration as a social worker with Social Work England.


Our curriculum gives you a broad knowledge base to ensure you are able to tackle a range of social care issues affecting children and adults. You'll explore the effects of policy, legislation, culture, gender, social class, sexuality and personal experiences on individuals’ lives.

Assessment method

Assessment includes written assignments, individual and group presentations, research projects and a seen exam.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Health and Care Professions Council

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in any discipline; GCSE English and maths, 4 (C) or above. IELTS: 7.0 (no less than 6.5 in any element). Applicants must also have three months' full-time equivalent relevant work experience (400 hours minimum). We unfortunately do not accept Functional Skills or Adult Literacy and Numeracy certificates as equivalent to GCSE. In exceptional cases, however, applicants holding a 2:2 may be considered where there is evidence of extensive and relevant work experience.

Fees and funding

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Sponsorship information

Bursaries are available for this programme.

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University of Nottingham
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Social Work MA at University of Nottingham - UCAS