As a social worker you will have opportunities to make a real difference to some of the most marginalised and vulnerable people in society. You could take your career in a number of directions such as working in child protection, with young people in care, older people, people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health difficulties, homeless people, people with drug dependencies, or with any other group of people with specialist needs.
The Social Work programme of the University of Sunderland combines classroom learning and practical experience. You'll study the context of social work, legal and policy frameworks, social work theory, psychological and sociological theory, power, discrimination and anti-oppressive practice. You will consolidate this theoretical knowledge with two placements to put your learning into practice.
MA Social Work is a highly practical qualification. After successful completion of the MA Social Work course you will be eligible to apply to register with Social Work England as a newly qualified social worker.
Many Social Work jobs are with local authorities, but you could also work in an NHS trust, a voluntary agency, a charity, the Criminal Justice system or other agencies helping people in need of support.
With an MA in Social Work you also have the option to continue in academia, and apply to study for a PhD.
Programme StructureCourses include:
- The Social Work Context
- Preparing for Practice
- Theories and Models for Social Work Practice
- Critical Perspectives in Social Work Practice
- Social Work Research
- 24 months
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Apply at least 6 months in advance .
DisciplinesFamily & Consumer Science Social Work Sociology View 250 other Masters in Social Work in United Kingdom
- Usually requires at least a 2:1 undergraduate honours degree or a 2:2 if you have a relevant postgraduate qualification.
- You also need Grade C or above in GCSE Mathematics and English Language, or equivalent qualifications. If you have studied for a GCSE which has a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.
International10000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10000 GBP per year during 24 months.
National5000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5000 GBP per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Sunderland
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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