• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
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.  

About

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.  

Reasons to study the Social Work course from De Montfort University:

  • You will be able to develop your professional skills by transferring theory into practice in the 170 days on placement
  • We have strong links with the local statutory and voluntary sector to ensure good quality and supportive placement experiences
  • The course has been developed to provide the academic teaching before placements to ensure that you feel equipped for practice learning
  • You will be taught by experienced social work practitioners and researchers, ensuring a rich learning experience
  • Service users, carers and current social work practitioners are involved in our teaching

Graduate careers

This course is vocational - up to half of the course is spent on placement in social work settings. The Social Work MA 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  

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • 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

    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: Lower Second Class
Recommended score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of Upper Second Class 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

  • Current admission criteria are being reviewed as part of the validation process and subject to final approval.
  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14100 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5300 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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