• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

The MA (Social Work) is an academic award dependent upon successful completion of a Masters level dissertation as well as demonstrating capable practice. There is an ‘exit award’ of PGDip, which allows successful students to register with the HCPC as a qualified and registered social worker. Students, who take this route, will be eligible to complete a Masters dissertation in Social Work Studies.

The specific educational aims of the Social Work programme offered by the University of Wolverhampton are to:

  • Develop core social work values as identified by The College of Social Work.
  • Develop a knowledge base to underpin capable and effective practice
  • Develop the necessary intellectual skills of critical thinking, inquiry and problem solving as applied to academic learning and to practice ethical, research minded and critically engaged practice
  • Develop a social work practice committed to social justice, which recognises structural inequality and which seeks to counter-act this

Career opportunities

The course enables successful students to begin practice as a qualified and registered social worker.

The English qualification is accepted throughout the UK, the EU and is recognised Internationally.

Graduates may return to the University of Wolverhampton (or any Higher Education Institute) to undertake courses as part of their continuing professional development, which is a requirement to maintain social work registration with the HCPC. A revised framework for Continuing Professional Development and Post-Qualifying Awards is in development by The College of Social Work.

It is a condition of continuing HCPC registration that qualified and registered Social Workers maintain a record of CPD. There is also the opportunity for candidates to enrol on a programme of doctoral study - either a Professional Doctorate or a more conventional PhD.

Accreditation

Programme Structure

Course include:

  • Theories and Methods for Social Work Practice
  • Law for Social Work Practise
  • Critical Perspectives for Social Work
  • Social Work with Adults, Children, Families and Carers
  • MA Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • 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

  • All candidates must hold an Honours degree (Bachelor) at 2:1 or above
  • Candidates must have a GCSE grade C+ / 4 (or equivalent) in Maths and English
  • All candidates must have substantial prior experience in the field of Social Care, Health or Education (this can be either paid or voluntary work and must be verifiable by a manager)
  • Applicants will also be required to provide satisfactory personal statement and two references (academic and employer)
  • Those meeting the entry requirements may be invited for interview where they will be assessed in comprehension, verbal ability and suitability for social work. Interview panels will include, whenever possible, employer and service-user/carer representatives

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6500 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3125 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3125 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Shrewsbury

  • 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

  • Postgraduate Loans
  • Charitable Funding: Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.
  • University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.
  • Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund  for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs

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