We’ve ranked top 15 in the UK for Social Work (Times Good University Guide 2022). Why study Social Work? The integrated Master's in social work degree is a professional qualifying course, designed to equip you with the necessary skills, abilities and knowledge to succeed in a future career in social work. The four year programme combines undergraduate and postgraduate study into a single degree, helping to prepare you to work in all social care settings including residential, field, day care, healthcare and education within statutory, voluntary and private sectors, as well as multi-disciplinary settings and work teams. The course is managed and delivered by long-standing partnerships between the University and local social work agencies including statutory, voluntary and service user-led organisations, and aims to produce practitioners who can critically reflect on their practice. Social work can be a challenging but rewarding profession, and at Huddersfield we take pride in helping you to develop the thoughtful, considerate and professional qualities you’ll need to succeed in your chosen career in social work. How will you learn?
- You’ll be introduced to anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive practice within a complex and multi-cultural society, and within the context of professional and agency standards and requirements.
- You’ll be taught by experienced staff with a variety of backgrounds in social work and social care. You'll also meet practitioners, service users and their carers’.
- You’ll have the opportunity to hear the experiences and viewpoints from service users and carers, who are part of the Public Partnership Group.
- You’ll have the opportunity to put what you have learnt into practice through undertaking work placements in your third and fourth year. These placements will take place in a social work or related setting to support and enhance your learning. This will help to increase your future employability prospects and give you the chance to make useful contacts in industry. 100% of students stated that studying social work provided them with opportunities to apply what they learnt (National Student Survey, 2020).
- Working closely with local authority partners ensures you’ll be supported to make the transition to social work practice and are aware of available employment opportunities and post-qualifying social work progression pathways.
Year 1 Core modules: Introduction to Law and Social Policy Social Science and Professional Practice Understanding Social Work Working Together with Service Users and Carers Year 2 Core modules: Assessing Community Needs and Developing Resources Research Methods and Skills Social Care Interventions Social Work Contexts and Organisations Year 3 Core modules: Applied Law Assessment and Care Planning First Practice Placement Think Family and Strength Based Approaches Final Year Core modules: Final Practice Placement Leadership Skills Statutory Social Work: Methods and Approaches
You'll be assessed through a wide range of methods including individual and group presentations, essays, reports, case studies, direct observations, reflective writing, coursework and portfolio work. The nature of the assessment varies from module to module, and mirrors the modes of communication expected of graduates in this field, for example, report writing, presentations and essays. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Social Work England
How to apply
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:
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In addition you must have English Language and normally Maths GCSE at grade 4 or above or grade C if awarded under previous GCSE grading scheme or equivalent Ofqual regulated qualification (IELTS is accepted in place of English GCSE grade 4). Please note that some employers may require GCSE Maths at the point of application. A Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) is required and applicants will be required to attend an interview. Read our guidance on what to expect from your interview - https://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/how-to-apply/interviews/#!/?modal=health We will request an Overseas Police Check if you have lived in a country outside of the UK for 6 months or more (whether continuously or in total) in the last 10 years before applying to us and whilst aged 18 or over. Applicants must possess basic IT skills, including word processing, internet browsing and use of email. Applicants should be able to demonstrate the potential to become confident, reflective and safe practitioners eligible for registration with Social Work England as a social worker who is able to uphold a positive image of the social work profession. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.
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Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 7.0 overall with no element lower than 6.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.
Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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