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Grounded in practice, this MA Social Work course at Coventry University will enable you to build on your existing academic, work and life experiences in order to achieve the HCPC professional social work qualification, as well as a master’s level degree to help you stand out to employers.The course is regularly reviewed and updated to reflect new developments in the professional practice, in policy and in legislation.

 The curriculum centres on the Professional Capabilities of Social Work framework of: professionalism; values and ethics; diversity; rights, justice and economic wellbeing; knowledge; critical reflection and analysis; intervention and skills; and contexts and organisations.

We aim to develop you as a social work professional capable of applying social work values, ethics, knowledge and skills to a variety of situations and contexts. Wherever possible, academic learning will be supported with real-life practice – either directly on placement or through case studies, guest lectures, and role play. The University has a team of staff who are dedicated to finding you your 70-day and 100-day placements.

Career prospects

Career prospects in Social Work continue to be good and, as a post-graduate, you can expect to gain employment locally, regionally and nationally in local authorities, voluntary agencies, Primary Care Trusts, housing, education and also charities and private and voluntary organisations. Fields of practice are broad and include children and families, youth offending, mental health, learning disabilities and older adults.

Recent graduates have gained employment with organisations such as Solihull Care Trust, Age Concern, Coventry Aquarius, Alcohol Action, Warwickshire County Council, Coventry City Council, Coventry NSPCC, Birmingham Sweet Project, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, Birmingham City Council, and Sunbeam Fostering Agency.

UK's Top Modern University

Are you looking to develop skills for your future career? Take the next step and choose to study at the UK's Top Modern University (Guardian University Guide 2019). Coventry University puts employability at the centre of all that we do and have great links with industry, helping thousands of students to find relevant work placements and internships.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Social Work
  • Philosophy and Ethics for Social Work
  • Social Work Theory and Methods
  • Readiness for Practice in Social Work
  • Social Work Law and Practice: Children and Families
  • Social Work Law and Practice: Adults
  • Applied Social Research for Professional Practice
  • Psychology and Human Development
  • Social Work Placement (70 days)

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Applicants should hold the equivalent of a  2:1 undergraduate degree in any discipline, and have at least 1 year relevant work experience in social work related field. 
  • Applicants with a lower degree  classifications will be considered, if they have completed further qualification at postgraduate level (such as a PgCert).

Work Experience

At least 1 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8350 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Coventry

  • 656 - 1060 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

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