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.
Liverpool Hope University offers an integrated curriculum. Please see the course link provided for further information.
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 has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
Republic of Ireland
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
There are no qualification requirements for this course.
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
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Offers will be subject to a satisfactory Health Check Statement.
Subject Specific Requirement: Applicants should have GCSE grade C (Level 4 in the new grading system) or equivalent in English Language. 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
|IELTS (Academic)||7||Non-UK applicants should achieve a minimum score of 7.0 overall in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) assessment (or an equivalent assessment)|
There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Liverpool Hope University
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
0151 291 3111
School of Social Sciences
0151 291 3383