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About

DMU has a 30 year history of delivering social work education at undergraduate level. The Social Work course from De Montfort University, which has recently been approved by the Health and Care Professions Council uses this experience to offer social work qualification at postgraduate level.  

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

Social work involves working with some of society’s most vulnerable citizens.  As a social worker you can have a significant impact on the lives of the vulnerable people that you work with. Successful completion of this programme provides eligibility to apply for registration with the HCPC.  

The course is vocational and up to half of it is spent on placement in social work settings. The course aims to produce capable and competent students ready to enter the profession and make a difference to service users’ lives. The qualification is generic so you will be able to work across a range of adult and childcare settings in both the statutory and voluntary sector.   

Benefit from a variety of teaching methods including formal lectures, student-led learning, problem-based learning, self-directed study and e-learning. Alongside this, the Social Work MA has 170 days of practice-based learning. 

We have strong links with placement providers which produce high quality placements supervised by practice educators. Placements are normally within the Leicester City or Leicestershire geographical area and are full-time work-based learning commitments.

Graduate careers

This course is vocational - up to half of the course is spent on placement in social work settings. The Social Work MA at  De Montfort University  aims to produce capable and competent students ready to enter the profession and make a difference to service user’s lives.

The qualification is generic so you will be able to work across a range of adult and childcare settings in both the statutory and voluntary sector.  

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Children and Families Social Work
  • Social Work with Adults
  • Social Work Theories and Methods
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Understanding Professional Practice in Social Work
  • Research Methods
  • Placement One
  • Placement Two
  • Research Dissertation 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class
Upper Second Class (recommended)

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Typically, you need to already have a 2:1 degree and a minimum of 6 months full-time relevant paid or voluntary work experience, or equivalent (approximately 800 hours), within the social care sector.

  • Applicants who hold a 2:2 degree (in any subject) will be considered if they also hold an award at postgraduate level and have 6 months (approximately 800 hours) relevant experience. Related voluntary work as well as other relevant life experiences (e.g. informal care giving) will also be considered as part of this experience.
  • Applicants who hold a 2:2 degree but do not have a postgraduate qualification will be considered if they have at least 12 months full-time equivalent (approximately 1600 hours) relevant applied social work/care experience. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14600 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5550 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5550 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study.

  • DMU Sports Scholarship
Find out more about the DMU Sports Scholarships worth up to £6,000.

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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