Social Work, M.Sc. | University of Portsmouth | Portsmouth, United Kingdom
24 months
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17200 GBP/year
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About

This two-year Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Portsmouth will equip you with the skills and experience you need to become a professional social worker and make a real difference in the lives of children and families, mental health patients, people with disabilities or vulnerable adults.

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Overview

The  Social Work course from the University of Portsmouth combines theory and practice – you’ll learn about the latest legislation, planning and policy, and put it all into practice in professional settings, with real people.

You’ll undertake two separate work placements – one in your first year and one in your second year, most likely with local NHS social service providers.

The NHS bursary for postgraduate social work students can help with the cost of your fees, your living costs, and includes a contribution towards your placement travel expenses.

When you successfully complete the course, you'll be eligible to apply to register as a social worker with the professional regulatory body, Social Work England.

Course highlights

  • The staff are current and recent social work professionals
  • Take part in skills days – full-day workshops with professional social workers to help prepare you for your placements
  • Practise your skills in the Simulation Centre which features a realistic flat, bedroom and hospital ward where you'll prepare for home visits and care-giving in hospital and care home settings
  • Work closely with the Social Work Inclusion Group – local social services users from a variety of backgrounds that help our students understand the needs of different individuals and communities
  • Develop your critical and analytical skills with a dissertation project on a subject in your own area of interest
  • Undertake two placements in professional practice settings which could be schools, supported living facilities, hospitals or health centres

Careers and opportunities

When you graduate from the MSc Social Work degree course, you'll have the knowledge and practical skills to work in any branch of social work. 

As a newly qualified social worker (NQSW), there are a number of opportunities open to you. Most local authorities in England operate a scheme for newly qualified practitioners, called the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE). This provides intensive supervision and guidance in your first year as well as a protected caseload.

Graduates of this course have gone onto roles such as:

  • ASYE (Approved and Supported Year in Employment) Social Worker
  • Independent Domestic Violence Advocate
  • Senior Case Worker
  • Social Worker

Graduates of this course have gone on to work for employers such as:

  • Portsmouth City Council
  • Hampshire County Council
  • Northumberland County Council 

Accreditation

This Master's course is a professional qualification for social work approved by Social Work England.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Legal and Policy Frameworks for Social Work

  • Social Work Theory and Evidence

  • Empowerment and Discrimination: Skills for Practice

  • MSc Social Work Practice Placement

  • Safeguarding Analysis and Professional Decision Making 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application deadlines: 30 June 2024 for Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Ghana, India, Iran, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan. 31 July 2024 for the Rest of the world

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

An upper second-class honours degree in a relevant subject or a degree in an associated discipline (Anthropology, Criminology, Critical Thinking, English, Health & Social Care, Law, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, R.E, Sociology, Social Policy, Theology). Applicants with a lower classification (second-class) will be considered on an individual basis, considering relevant experience and academic achievement. 

Applicants must also have relevant work experience, more than 3 months in voluntary or paid employment in a health, education or social care environment.

All applicants must have an acceptable GCSE qualification in English at grade C/4 or above.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17200 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    12000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • EU full-time tuition fee: £12,000 per year

Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 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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Scholarships Information

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Available Scholarships

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Provided by university
Grant
5000 GBP
Deadline
16 Aug 2024
Chancellor's Global Academic Merit Scholarship
Merit-based

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University of Portsmouth
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
6000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Sport Scholarship
Merit-based

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University of Portsmouth
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
1700 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Care Leavers Bursary
Merit-based Need-based

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University of Portsmouth
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
1600 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Vice Chancellor's Global Development Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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University of Portsmouth
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Unite Scholarship – a free place in halls
Need-based

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University of Portsmouth
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
07 Nov 2024
Chevening Scholarships
Merit-based

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UK Government
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Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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The Association of Commonwealth Universities
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Independent provider
Grant
8000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships for International Students
Merit-based

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Get-Scholarship
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
15000 USD
Deadline
15 Jun 2024
Eon Essay Contest
Merit-based

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Eon Essay Contest
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Independent provider
Grant
1000000 INR
Deadline
Anytime
Education Future International Scholarship
Merit-based

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Education Future
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Independent provider
Grant
10000 GBP
Deadline
31 May 2024
Global Wales Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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British Council - Accreditation UK
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
10000 GBP
Deadline
10 Jun 2024
GREAT Scholarship
Merit-based

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British Council - Accreditation UK
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
10000 GBP
Deadline
31 May 2024
GREAT Scholarships at University of Derby
Merit-based Need-based

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British Council - Accreditation UK
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 EUR
Deadline
14 May 2024
Study a Masters in Europe Scholarships
Merit-based

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educations.com
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Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
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Independent provider
Grant
1652 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Commonwealth Shared Scholarship – University Bids
Merit-based Need-based

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UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
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Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
01 May 2024
Wear & I Fashion Pioneer Scholarship
Merit-based

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WEAR & I
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Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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ServiceScape
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Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
24 May 2024
Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program
Need-based

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Japan Gov’t/World Bank
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Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships for Developing Commonwealth Countries
Merit-based Need-based

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DFID/UK Universities
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
01 Oct 2024
Marshall Scholarship
Merit-based

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The Government of the United Kingdom
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Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Chevening Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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The Association of Commonwealth Universities
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 GBP
Deadline
29 Jun 2024
The London Pass Education Scholarship
Merit-based

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Go City
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
01 Dec 2024
The Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., Students With Disabilities Scholarship Contest
Merit-based Need-based

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Simmons and Fletcher
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Independent provider
Grant
500 GBP
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Rapid Formations Entrepreneur Scholarship
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Rapid Formations
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Independent provider
Grant
1600 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Mozida African Master Scholarship
Merit-based

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Mozida Foundation
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Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
24 May 2024
Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACU (The Association of Commonweath Universities)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
Moving Mates Scholarship
Need-based

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Moving Mates
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Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
Merit-based

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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
25000 USD
Deadline
14 Jun 2024
Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
Merit-based Need-based

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Ayn Rand Institute
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Independent provider
Grant
5000 CAD
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Pinsky Law New Venture Development Scholarship
Merit-based

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Pinsky Law
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Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramsay Centre
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Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
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Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
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Independent provider
Grant
10000 USD
Deadline
20 Aug 2024
Global Innovation Challenge
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Social Shifters
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Independent provider
Grant
8000 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters scholarships
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European Commission
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Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
The Bill Walsh Scholarship
Merit-based

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ACES: The Society for Editing
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Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
Anonymous Hope Fund
Merit-based Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
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Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
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AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
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Grant
2000 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
The MyUS Community Scholarship
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MyUS
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Independent provider
Grant
2000 USD
Deadline
20 Aug 2024
Dermadry Hyperhidrosis Scholarship
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Dermadry
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1500 USD
Deadline
15 May 2024
iVisa Annual Scholarship
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iVisa
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Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
10 Dec 2024
PlagiarismSearch 2024 Essay Contest
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PlagiarismSearch
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Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Exploring Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Adoption in Various Industries Scholarship
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1000 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
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1000 USD
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31 Dec 2024
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Verified Scholarships
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1000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Florida Rentals Annual Dream Vacation Scholarship
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Florida Rentals
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Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
$1,500 Annual Essay Writing Contest Scholarship
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IvyPanda
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Grant
965 USD
Deadline
Anytime
Dr. Martin Blank – SYB Scholarship
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Shield Your Body
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Grant
500 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
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CryptoRunner
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Grant
500 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Biotin Xtreme Hair Care Annual Scholarship 2023: Empowering The Future Of Hair Care
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