University of East Anglia UEA

Social Work (Taught) University of East Anglia UEA Degree level: Postgraduate Awarded by: Health and Care Professions Council


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Course summary

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 Health and Care Professions Council.

Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website:

Course details


Legal and social policy context of social work; professional theory and practice 1; working with service users 1.

Entry requirements

You are required to have Mathematics and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE Level.

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide an essay, instructions will be provided. This course is only open to UK or EU students.
Students for whom English is a Foreign language

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading): IELTS: 7.0 (minimum 6.5 in each component). Test dates should be within two years of the course start date.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £5,200 Year 1
EU £5,200 Year 1
International £15,800 Year 1
England £5,200 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5,200 Year 1
Scotland £5,200 Year 1
Wales £5,200 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University of East Anglia UEA
Norwich Research Park

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