Social Work, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English
    Language

About

The Social Work M.A. from London South Bank University includes instruction in social welfare policy; case work planning; social counseling and intervention strategies; administrative procedures and regulations; and specific applications in areas such as child welfare and family services, probation, employment services, and disability counseling.

Working in this sector is very rewarding. Social workers help some of the most vulnerable people in society. The role provides support and assistance to a host of individuals, families and groups, from the homeless to people with learning and physical disabilities. Social workers often spend their time with people – be it at hospitals, care homes or at people's homes, assessing their circumstances and building relationships.

The aim of the programme is to develop practitioners who can meet the needs of the service users, carers and communities in the context of a complex and changing welfare environment. Founded on holistic, service user-centred model of care, the course produces creative, innovative and reflective social work professionals committed to working in partnership to promote well-being and make a real difference. 

Employability

Social work as a career

You will normally specialise in a certain group of society, such as children. Much of the work is around helping decide the level of support or protection required, responding to requests for help and working with other agencies and professionals for the best outcomes. Most opportunities are with local authorities, where salaries can vary substantially between regions - you are likely to earn more working in London. However there are also opportunities available at private care homes, charities and NHS Trusts.

Accreditation

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is the regulator of health, Psychological and Social professionals.

Programme Structure

Modules
Year 1
  • Readiness for direct practice
  • Human growth and development
  • Practice placement 1
  • Social work Law
  • Methods and theories for practice
Year 2
  • Society and ethics
  • Professional capabilities in social work practice settings
  • Communication and collaborative working
  • Practice learning placement 2
  • Limited systematic review dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      Full-time (EBR): 2/3 years

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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Academic Requirements

  • A Bachelor degree equivalent normally to a UK Second Class Honours Upper Division (2:1) or above in any subject
  • GCSE passes in English and Maths (at grade C or above) or a recognised equivalent
  • You should be at least 21 years of age on application and will be required to present evidence of social work knowledge and social care as well as work experience in some aspect of social work/social care full-time over six months, or the equivalent part-time (e.g. 15 hours per week over one year in voluntary work). At least some of this experience needs to be in the UK

Work Experience

You should be at least 21 years of age on application and will be required to present evidence of social work knowledge and social care as well as work experience in some aspect of social work/social care full-time over six months, or the equivalent part-time (e.g. 15 hours per week over one year in voluntary work). At least some of this experience needs to be in the UK

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    9375 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18750 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    5750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Part-time fees:
  • UK/EU fee: £4000
  • International fee: £6250

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

If you are applying to a Social Work course you may be eligible to receive a non-income assessed basic bursary awarded by the NHS Business Services Authority.

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