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Social Work, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
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The MA in Social Work delivers a professional qualification combined with an academic award. Successful completion of the course means individuals are eligible to apply to join the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) register which is a requirement in order to practice as a social worker in the UK.

About

  • The course dynamically integrates theory and practice embracing both learning in the classroom and in placement settings. The course provides a generic learning opportunity encompassing all service user groups and every effort is made to involve service users, carers, practitioners and managers from across the social work arena in the learning experience.
  • The social work profession promotes social change, problem solving in human relationships and the empowerment and liberation of people to enhance well-being. Utilising theories of human behaviour and social systems, social work intervenes at the points where people interact with their environments. Principles of human rights and social justice are fundamental to social work.
  • Links are developing with social work courses at universities in Russia and there may be opportunities for exchange visits as well as sharing with students from a number of countries attending the annual summer school at the university.

Employability

  • On successful completion of the course you will be eligible to apply to join the HCPC register and seek employment as a qualified social worker in a variety of organisations in the statutory, voluntary and independent sectors.
  • The programme works closely with Worcestershire and Hereford Councils to enhance employment opportunities on completion of the degree.
  • To date graduates have demonstrated a good record in gaining employment.

Programme Structure

  • During the taught elements students will be in the university for a minimum of two days per week and during the placement periods will be in the agency 4.5 days a week over the course of both years.
  • While the expectation is that students register for and complete the Masters award (nine modules), some students may for various reasons not meet the full requirement but may be able to claim an interim award: Postgraduate Certificate (three modules) or Postgraduate Diploma (six modules)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    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

Before applying candidates should possess the following:

  • An Honours Degree at 2:1 or above
  • A minimum of six months contemporary, relevant practice experience verified by reference (See below)
  • GCSE English Language & Maths grade C or above.
  • IELTS 7.0 (if English is not your first language)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5150 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Worcester

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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