University of East Anglia UEA

Degree level: Undergraduate

Social Work (Postgraduate Entry)

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About 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. The MA Social Work at UEA is accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (now replaced by Social Work England). 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 government-funded 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. The MA Social Work at UEA is accredited by the Social Work England standards. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
L508
Institution code:
E14
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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

Admission tests

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

This will be required but not prior to registration on the course.

Interview

Interviews will be online for the 2021 cycle. 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 suitability and health forms to be completed.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7IELTS: 7.0 overall (minimum 6.5 in any 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.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6600* Year 1
Northern Ireland £6600* Year 1
Scotland £6600* Year 1
Wales £6600* Year 1
Channel Islands £6600* Year 1
International £17600* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Social Work (Postgraduate Entry) at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS