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Please note: the next intake for this course will commence in January 2021
Our MSc Social Work aims to develop reflective and competent social work practitioners who can practise safely, effectively and confidently in complex environments. The School of Health and Social Care has been validated by The Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) to deliver the MSc Social Work as a postgraduate professional award in Social Care.
Students will have the opportunity to undertake two supervised and assessed practice placements in social work or social care settings during their studies. These placements are designed to provide students with the chance to develop their professional knowledge, theories, values and practical skills.
This programme benefits from strong international links and may provide opportunities for international focused teaching and study.
For the most up to date module information, please visit the course page for this programme on our website. Some programmes provide you with the opportunity to focus your study in a particular area through optional modules. Timetabling arrangements may limit the availability of some optional modules to some students. As the options often reflect staff research interests, they may alter over time due to staff availability.
Assessment methods on this programme include written submissions, case studies, presentations, portfolios, a Readiness for Practice assessment interview, practice based assessment, in class tests and a dissertation, The final dissertation involves primary research with practitioners and or service users to investigate key social issues or to evaluate existing services. Recent successful dissertation topics have included: • An evaluation of a regional befriending scheme for older people • The role of social workers in challenging child poverty • The experiences of kinship carers • The impact of rurality in delivering social work to young people with disabilities • Placing sibling groups for adoption.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree with relevant prior experience (including voluntary) in social care, education or health. This programme also requires a minimum of three GCSEs at grade C or above including English Language and Maths (or equivalent). These GCSEs must be obtained prior to submitting an application.
We do not specify a minimum length of time in social work since we are most interested in how you reflect upon your experience.
Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 7.0 overall, with a minimum of 6.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/.
Shortlisted applicants will also have to pass screening processes in terms of professional suitability: DBS criminal record checks; health declaration; professional references. The University will pay for DBS checks.
It is important that you declare health issues or previous involvement with the criminal justice system to admissions staff so that an official decision about your suitability to practise can be made. These issues do not automatically prevent entry and will be treated sensitively and in complete confidentiality.
Fees and funding
Tuition feesNo fee information has been provided for this course
Additional fee information
Please refer to the following website pages for further details - http://lincoln.ac.uk/home/studyatlincoln/postgraduateprogrammes/scholarships/