Overview 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. 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. 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 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 - Excluding Social Work Degree Classification 2.2. 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)
If shortlisted, applicants will be invited to an Admissions Day at UEA, giving you the opportunity to visit the teaching facilities and meet the staff and other applicants on the day. Social work is about collaborative working, meaning we work as part of a team with colleagues from a local authority partner agency. You will be involved in a number of activities, including meeting students already on our programme and you will have opportunities to speak to staff and have any questions answered that you might have about studying on our programme at UEA.
A Declaration of Suitability to be completed
Institutions Own Test (IOT)
On receipt of an application and initial screening, applicants will be asked for: • An 800–1000-word essay. Details will be provided.
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||£7250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£7250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
University of East Anglia UEA
Norwich Research Park
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