Social Work (Top Up) at Middlesex University - UCAS

Course summary

Why study MA Social Work (Top Up) with us? Pursue this course to advance your career as a registered social worker. Designed for those with a PGDip in Social Work, this course offers a seamless integration of practice and research. Middlesex University is committed to social inclusion and empowerment, seeking individuals dedicated to addressing societal vulnerabilities. Join a community that values leadership, empathy, and collaboration, fostering evidence-based practice in social work. What will you learn? Engage in independent, guided research directly applicable to social work practice, addressing issues of disempowerment, deprivation, and inclusivity. Aligned with Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF), Professional standards, and Knowledge and Skills Statements (KSS), the curriculum ensures a robust educational experience. Gain advanced research skills, critical thinking, and the ability to apply evidence-based practice. How do we support your career development? You'll engage in live on-campus teaching sessions and benefit from 1:1 guidance with your allocated dissertation supervisor. The course integrates you into the Department of Mental Health and Social Work, exposing you to pioneering research projects. As a student, you'll access various resources, including free electronic textbooks, 24-hour library services, and more. Completing this top-up equips you for advanced social work positions globally, academia, or further study at PhD level, offering diverse career pathways. 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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Entry requirements

PGDip Social Work. Applicants for the MA Social Work (Top Up) programme are required to have six months full-time direct work experience within a social care setting at the time of applying. Voluntary experience may be credited at an equivalent level (e.g. two years of one day per week voluntary service) as well as other relevant life experiences (e.g. informal care-giving) which may also be counted towards this experiential requirement. Plus GCSE C Maths and English. DBS required

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

EU £63* Credit
England £63* Credit
Northern Ireland £63* Credit
Scotland £63* Credit
Wales £63* Credit

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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 (Top Up) at Middlesex University - UCAS