About Study social work at one of the most highly regarded centres in the UK, internationally renowned for its leading role in social work education and research. You will graduate with a professional qualification and a body of knowledge and skills that open up a wide range of exciting, rewarding and challenging employment opportunities. You should already have gained some prior experience of working with people, in a paid or voluntary capacity. Our MA Social Work will build on this background, providing an academically rigorous and stimulating environment for your development. You will develop your skills as a future social worker through teaching that emphasises reflective and relationship-based practice, combined with challenging and thought-provoking placement opportunities in a wide range of settings provided by our local partner agencies. You will graduate ready for a career as a first-rate practitioner and could go on to become a successful senior manager or distinguished academic. Overview This programme is ideal whether you have already done some study related to social care or are new to the field. Our course will teach you about the theoretical foundations of social work, which are rooted in psychology and sociology. You will explore social policy and the laws surrounding working with children and families, people with mental health issues, and vulnerable adults. And you’ll focus on what it means to work with individuals, families, groups, fellow social workers and other professionals. We are part of a Social Work Teaching Partnership with Suffolk and Norfolk County Councils and the University of Suffolk, ensuring that you’ll benefit from close links between teaching, research and practice, now and in your future career. Our graduates are highly regarded by local employers and many of our students choose to begin their careers with our partners, through the links that start while they are on their student placements. Due to the nature of the course, you will need to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service screening. You will also need to provide two references: one regarding your academic achievements, and the second telling us about your experience in work or helping people. You must also inform us about any major health concerns that could affect your studies. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk
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.
Degree Subject - Any Subject Degree Classification 2.1 or equivalent. A 2:2 may be considered with relevant work experience. GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade C (i.e. 4) and GCSE Mathematics grade C (i.e. 4) All applicants are required to have gained at least 6 months (this is not required all in one block) paid or voluntary work experience of helping people and working with others in a Social Work/Social Care environment. If shortlisted and invited to interview, applicants will be required to provide an additional reference. This should be a professional reference providing details of your ability in a caring/helping capacity, to complement your academic reference provided on the UCAS application.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
As part of the admissions process there is an observed group activity. The activity will be observed by members of the interview panel and may involve a university lecturer, social work practitioner or manager and a carer of user of social services and gives you an opportunity to participate and communicate in a group. The group will consist of 2 – 6 social work applicants and your group members may vary in age and experience. However, the focus of the activity is on how you participate and communicate during the task and not your specific knowledge or experience and there is no ‘right’ answer for this activity. Later in the day the interview will last around 40 minutes and the interview panel is made up of a University lecturer, a Social Work practitioner or manager and carer or user of Social Services where possible.
Institutions Own Test (IOT)
On receipt of an application and on completion of initial screening. Applicants will be asked to write a 800-1000 word essay. Details will be provided. We also require a Declaration of Suitability to be completed.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||7||IELTS score of 7.0 overall with minimum of 6.5 in each component|
We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing). We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6900*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£6900*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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University of East Anglia UEA
Norwich Research Park
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