Social Work (Postgraduate Entry) at University of Sheffield - UCAS

Course summary

Develop your understanding of the theories surrounding social work, as well as their practical implications, to become a professionally competent, reflective and analytical social work practitioner. Our Social Work MA is a two-year course which will equip you with a masters degree and a professional qualification recognised by Social Work England. You'll learn through a variety of methods, taught by enthusiastic, committed and research active academics, experienced in the field of social work. You’ll also learn from current practitioners, peers, service users and other highly-specialised professionals from a variety of backgrounds and organisations. The academic side of the course is rigorous, challenging but highly rewarding. You’ll develop a clear understanding of the use and application of theory in social work practice. In addition to your University-based studies, you'll undertake two one-hundred day statutory placements in South Yorkshire. Our collaborative relationship with the South Yorkshire Teaching Partnership opens the door to practice learning experiences within five different local authorities, in areas such as children and families social work, adult social work and mental health teams. Your practice learning is enhanced with University recall days and weekly personal study time, enabling you to reflect deeply on your placement experiences, discuss pertinent issues with your peers and be supported by your personal and placement tutor. Upon completion of this programme you'll have obtained the skills and knowledge to tackle the real challenges that face social workers of today's world. You'll be part of a workforce making a positive impact on the lives of many vulnerable individuals, families and communities. This degree makes you eligible to apply for registration with Social Work England as a qualified social worker.

How to apply

This course has restrictions on who can apply.

This is a postgraduate programme which requires completion of a bachelor degree for entry

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

This is a postgraduate course which requires a 2:1 honours degree with at least 3 months of relevant work experience/volunteering in a caring role. We will also consider your application if you have a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree with 12 months of relevant work experience/volunteering in a caring role.

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


English language requirements

You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade 4/C; IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £10240 Year 1
Northern Ireland £10240 Year 1
Scotland £10240 Year 1
Wales £10240 Year 1
International £23110 Year 1

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Social Work (Postgraduate Entry) at University of Sheffield - UCAS