A work based (part-time) route taking a minimum of three years, is available for employees who are sponsored by our partner agencies. The course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and has been developed in line with the HCPC Standards of Proficiency, the College of Social Work Professional Capabilities Framework, and the QAA benchmarking statements.
A key principle of the programme is the promotion of student self-directed and enquiry based learning, with the model of action learning sets embedded within the teaching and learning strategy of the programme. The aim is to enable students to develop advanced knowledge, skills and values for social work.
Recent graduates have successfully gained employment in social work teams in a variety of settings such as child protection, parenting and family support teams, youth justice, community drug teams, community mental health teams, adult social care services. Some graduates have returned to the School to undertake post qualifying courses for experienced practitioners and continue their academic study.
Students can access the ERASMUS scheme, which provides students with opportunities to travel to UCLan partner universities in Poland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Portugal. In addition, there may be a range of opportunities for international study visits – students recently have visited Istanbul, Copenhagen, Cyprus & Ireland.
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- Social Work Practice: Developing as a Professional (Practice Learning module)
- Critical Evidence and Research Based Practice (Dissertation module)
- Critical Themes and Debates for Social Work Practice
- Understanding and Communicating with People
- Safeguarding Law and Practice
- Social Justice in Practice: Contexts, Themes and Debates
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- 24 months
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesSocial Work View 235 other Masters in Social Work in United Kingdom
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Honours degree normally* 2:1 or above
- GCSE English or English Language grade A-C or equivalent (Key Skills Communication Level 3 or Functional Skills level 2)
- A second class Honours degree, at 2:1 is preferred. Applicants with a 2:2 plus substantial relevant experience and thorough understanding of social work will be considered for shortlisting. IELTS 7.0 with no subscore lower than 6.5.
Applicants must demonstrate significant experience relevant to Social Work and should indicate a clear motivation for applying for the course on their UCAS statement. Significant experience refers to experience which develops relevant values and skills and applicants’ understanding of social work roles.
Applicants must provide one satisfactory academic reference, otherwise a reference on their UCAS form which supports the above statement about experience.
- Applicants must pass a written test, interview, sign a declaration confirming competence in IT
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International13200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13200 GBP per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA6900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6900 GBP per year during 24 months.
Part-time: £765 per 20 credit module
Living costs for Preston
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.