Liverpool Hope University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Social Work (MA) (PG)

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Course summary

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The main aim of the MA in Social Work is to produce competent, reflective, analytical and research-minded social workers, who are vocationally qualified, with advanced knowledge and skills to bring about innovations through collaborative practice and continuous learning. The MA course is nationally recognised and validated and leads to eligibility to register with the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) as a professional social worker. Why choose this course?

  • Choose this subject if you want to make a difference to people’s lives and feel passionate and committed to social justice.
  • The student intake each year is limited to 25 students – you will get to know the teaching team well and also have the opportunity to develop excellent peer group support.
  • The team has expertise in children and family social work, theorising childhood, racism and anti-racist social work, mental health and mental health user movements, youth justice, radical social work histories, community engagement and international social work.
  • The Masters qualification is highly regarded by employers.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Normally a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree GCSE Grade C or above in Mathematics and English (Grade 4 or above in the new grading system) or equivalent before application Appropriate and relevant experience Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formally the Criminal Records Bureau – CRB). (Unfortunately, due to requirements of the placement providers we are unable to consider any applicants with convictions within 5 years of the start of the course) All candidates subject to interview and satisfactory health check.

Course details


Liverpool Hope University offers an integrated curriculum. Please see the course link provided for further information.

Assessment method

All students are allocated an academic tutor and integrated seminars will be held throughout the two years to allow for more focused discussion and an examination of issues in greater depth. Full attendance for all academic learning and practice placement opportunities is expected and is monitored throughout the programme. The programme is a combination of structured academic learning and 200 days of practice learning. The academic teaching is delivered in Year One from September to December and in Year Two from September to February. The practice placements are from January to May in Year One and from May to September in Year Two.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

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Hope Park
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

To check your eligibility for a place at Liverpool Hope University via clearing please email [email protected] with your qualifications, UCAS ID number and a contact telephone number.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Offers will be subject to a satisfactory Health Check Statement.



(Unfortunately, due to requirements of the placement providers we are unable to consider any applicants with convictions within 5 years of the start of the course)

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6.5Overall score of 6.5 is required, with 6.0 in both reading and writing and no individual score lower than 5.5

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

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Social Work (MA) (PG) at Liverpool Hope University - UCAS