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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements An honours degree, plus social care practice/ community work experience, plus English and mathematics GCSE at grade C or equivalent. You will also be required to undertake a written test. For those without English and mathematics GCSE grade C or equivalent, there will be an opportunity to take a test designed by the Social Work Admissions Tutor in order for you to demonstrate your academic ability at this level.
  • Academic Title
    Social Work MSc
  • Course description
    Social workers help people to live more successfully within their local communities by helping them find solutions to their problems. To succeed, social workers must work not only with clients but their families and friends as well as working closely with other organisations including the police, National Health Service, and schools.

    Work placement

    A distinct feature of the programme is an emphasis on the development of knowledge and skills through reflective practice.

    The analysis of practice undertaken on each placement enables you to develop competence in applying theory, methods and values to your practice. There are excellent student support strategies in place to help you with your progress in these areas.


    This course qualifies you to work in the wide range of statutory and voluntary agencies which employ social workers.

    Teaching methods

    Modules covered during your studies will include:

    -Social Work Ethics
    -European Social Work
    -Values and Diversity
    -Social Policy
    -Interprofessional Working
    -Human Growth and Development
    -Mental Health and Children Law
    -Evidence Based Practice
    -Preparation for Practice
    -Social Work Theory and Practice

    Course content

    Year 1 - full details

    Core modules

    -Evidence Based Practice for Social Workers
    -Human Growth and Development
    -Inter-Professional Working
    -Law for Social Workers
    -Preparation for Practice Learning
    -Social and Organisational Context of Social Work
    -Values and Diversit

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