Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Social Work Masters (Postgraduate)

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Course summary

TEF Bronze

Kingston University has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.

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Reasons to choose Kingston

  • We are part of an exciting new teaching partnership with 7 local authorities and 2 voluntary agencies.
  • The course is underpinned by the British Association of Social Workers’ (BASW) Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF). It will enable you to meet the professional standards and register with Social Work England.
  • You will be well-prepared for your Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE), which takes place once you have qualified and start work
About this course You will prepare for social work practice in our state-of-the-art Practice Learning Skills Lab, developing core knowledge, skills and values. A specialist practice interest module will give you the opportunity to study a chosen area in depth. There are two contrasting placements of 70 days and 100 days. You will learn from service users and carers, shadow experienced social workers and make observation visits. You will study effective approaches to working with children and their families and adults at risk (including older adults, and mental health social work practice). You will examine the legal, policy and ethical frameworks for social work practice; human development; social work methods of assessment and intervention. A satisfactory health declaration, including immunisations, and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check are required from accepted candidates before registration for the programme.

Course details


Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Readiness for Direct Practice First Placement 1 (70 days) Final Placement 2 (100 days) Assessment and Intervention Human Development and the Social Environment Applied Social Work Practice Legal, Ethical and Policy Frameworks for Social Work Practice Specialist Practice Interest Independent Study: A Capstone Project

Assessment method

Individual and group presentations, essays, exam, case studies, portfolio, feedback, practice assessment and final project.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeL508
Institution code K84
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted

Applicants require a degree at 2:1 or above, normally in a social science subject. Applicants are also required to have demonstrable experience in the social care sector, obtained through paid employment or as a volunteer or user/carer experience; and have other work/life experience related to the sector or likely to be of value to the sector.

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Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


Institutions Own Test (IOT)

The selection process includes a written test, a role play and a series of mini interviews.

English language requirements

Non-native speakers who do not have the equivalent of GCSE English at grade 4 (formerly grade C) (eg. Functional Skills Level 2 Literacy) require an IELTS score of 7.0 overall with 7.0 in all elements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Social Work Masters (Postgraduate) at Kingston University - UCAS