You will develop a sound knowledge base that encompasses theory, the ethical and legal bases for practice, social policy and an understanding of how social work fits into organisational contexts.
The Social Work degree, offered by University of East London, promotes relationship-based practice and is unique because of the link with the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.
It is extremely popular, with up to 600 applicants each year for 40 places. The standard for entry is therefore very high, although good experience of practice will be given serious consideration.
The opportunity to study both at the University of East London and the Tavistock allows you to experience university culture and a working clinic. As part of the course you will participate in a week-long Group Relations Conference as well as weekly work discussion groups.
Because the course attracts students from different cultural backgrounds and a range of disciplines - including psychology, law, sociology, criminology, business studies and even science - the knowledge our students bring enriches the course experience as much as the teaching.
Your future career
We are the principal social work training provider in east London. Choose this course and you will have a head start when it comes to finding a job in social work in the area.
The MA Social Work has been developed in collaboration with local employers so it reflects the priorities and needs of contemporary social work practice in east London. Local employers trust the training given to our graduates and regularly employ them once qualified.
There are good employment opportunities in social work in London, often in children and family contexts but also other service groups and in a variety of settings– voluntary and statutory, for example.
After gaining a professional and academic qualification in social work at postgraduate level, you are required to continue your professional development as part of your professional registration.
This will firstly be through the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment and may also be through further post-qualifying awards in specialist areas of social work at the University of East London and the Tavistock.
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Fundamentals of Social Work
- Social Work Law
- Human Growth and Development
- Professional Practice Placement
- Professional development
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed, International
DisciplinesSocial Work View 235 other Masters in Social Work in United Kingdom
- Minimum 2.1 Honours in any discipline
- Minimum 2:2 (Hons) degree classification and a post graduate qualification or extensive relevant experience may also be considered.
- Applicants are required to have Grade 4 / C in GCSE English and Maths or equivalent. All suitable applicants are also required to attend an interview and pass a literacy test.
International13500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13500 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA7620 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7620 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
£10,000 to fund your Masters Programme under the Postgraduate Loans (PGL) scheme
Postgraduate Loans (PGL)
The Postgraduate Loan (PGL) provide non means-tested loans of up to £10,000 to taught and research masters students. It will be paid to students as a contribution towards tuition fees, living costs and other course costs.
Applications are made directly through Student Finance England
Whether you qualify depends on:
- if you’ve studied on a postgraduate course before
- your course
- your age
- your nationality or residency status
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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