Social Work at Oxford Brookes University - UCAS

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Course summary

If you already have a degree and are interested in becoming a social worker, our Postgraduate Social Work courses (MA /PGDip) can lead to the qualification you need. As a graduate you can apply for social work registration in England with Social Work England. Our courses deliver high quality social work education. We have been approved by and teach to Social Work England (SWE) Standards of Proficiency for Social Workers in England, and the British Association of Social Workers’ (BASW) Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF). Our lecturing staff base their teaching on evidence-based practice, promoting the most current social work research. Your practice-based learning includes two work placements. You'll work with your practice educator to develop your capabilities as part of the PCF. Our graduates are highly employable with almost 100% obtaining employment after graduating. We have links with Local Authority employers, local private voluntary and independent sector organisations. So it's likely you will secure a job before qualifying.

Assessment method

Both MA and PGDip students study seven core modules, including two practice placements. These placements include attendance throughout the summer months. MA students will also need to take the Applied Research Methods module and the Dissertation module.

Professional bodies

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

  • Social Work England

Entry requirements

GCSE: GCSE Maths and English or equivalent at least to grade C or above You must: have a good honours degree (2:1 or above for the MA; 2:2 or above for the PGDip), or a professional qualification equivalent to an undergraduate degree, normally in a cognate area GCSE Maths and English or equivalent at least to grade 4 (C) or above have basic IT skills with reliable access to the internet, preferably through a broadband connection. Additionally: have experience of paid or voluntary work with vulnerable people. This would typically be the equivalent of one year’s full-time experience of social care or health care-related practice in either the statutory or the voluntary sector. Caring in a personal capacity may in some instances be acceptable as relevant experience. Credit Transfer Candidates may be admitted with credit from APL or APEL for the University based part of the programme. In exceptional circumstances where the student can demonstrate the required capabilities and meet assessment criteria, credit for placement learning will be considered.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £1820 Module
Northern Ireland £1820 Module
Scotland £1820 Module
Wales £1820 Module
Channel Islands £1820 Module

Additional fee information

Please note tuition fees may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Social Work at Oxford Brookes University - UCAS