MA Social Work

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  • Objectives
    Future Prospects: - There is a national shortage of qualified social workers and this is likely to continue for a number of years - A significant number of students completing social work training with the University secure employment with our social work/social care partner agencies
  • Entry requirements
    - Usually a relevant degree (normally 2:1 or equivalent but 2:2 may be considered) in social sciences or related subject area e.g. sociology, social policy, social care, psychology - Other subjects, e.g. Humanities will be considered, especially if you have a relevant professional qualification e.g. Counselling, Welfare Studies, Teaching, Health, etc - You must have some prior experience either paid or voluntary in the field of social welfare - You are required to possess or be prepared to acquire IT skills to the level of European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) while studying for the MA - You should also have a good standard of written and spoken English (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent) - All shortlisted applicants will be interviewed
  • Academic title
    MA Social Work
  • Course description
    - This programme offers a fast track route to Social Work Qualification for graduates with good degrees and relevant experience
    - Offered through partnership with various social work agencies, it is designed to achieve a balance between academic learning and the development of social work skills
    - Strong emphasis on integrating practice and theory, with the purpose of producing highly competent and research-minded practitioners
    - Develop the skills to operate effectively in the increasingly complex world of social work - these skills will also be of value in a wide range of work settings
    - These skills include the capacity to deal with people in a caring and professional manner; the ability to assess situations for change; the ability to work individually or as apart of a team in producing solutions to problems; the ability to write concise and coherent reports; IT skills; and the ability to summarise and present data
    - You will be taught via lectures, seminars, tutorials, practice learning in placements and individual investigation and enquiry work

    Typical Modules May Include:
    - Applied Law in Social Work
    - Person and Society
    - Social Work Methods and Contexts
    - Social Research Methods
    - Principles for Safe Practice

    In the first year, students will be introduced to social work theory and its application to working with vulnerable people. This programme involves two contrasting social work practice learning placements of 100 days each. The first placement is in year one and the second in year two of the programme.

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