Upon successful completion of the course students will have met the required levels of the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF). They will then be eligible to apply to register with Social Work England (SWE) to begin their first year in employment as a registered and qualified social worker.
The Social Work programme offered by the University of Wolverhampton 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 apply to register with (SWE) as a qualified and registered social worker. Students taking this route may be eligible to complete their dissertation for an alternative MA in a related field.
The specific educational aims of the course are to:
- Develop core social work values as identified by the British Association of Social Workers.
- 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
Potential Career Paths
The course enables successful students to be eligible to register as a social worker in order to begin their careers in the profession.
The English qualification is accepted throughout the UK.
Graduates may return to the University of Wolverhampton (or any Higher Education Institute) to undertake courses as part of their continuing professional development (CPD), which is a requirement to maintain social work professional registration. These currently include Approved Mental Health Professional and Practice Educator courses, but additional courses are in development following policy changes related to the Mental Capacity Act. There is also the opportunity for candidates to enrol on a programme of doctoral study - either a Professional Doctorate or a more conventional PhD.
- Law for Social Work Practice
- Social work with Adults, Children, Families and Carers
- Theories and methods for Social Work Practice
- Critical Perspectives for Social Work
- MA Social Work Dissertation
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Direct applications can be made any time prior to the course start date but we will need sufficient time to process it.
DisciplinesSocial Work Sociology Public Policy View 553 other Masters in Sociology in United Kingdom
- 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. Equivalent qualifications include Key Skills Level 2; Learn Direct Level 2; and Functional Skills Level 2.
- Please note we do NOT accept GCSE Short Courses or GCSE Equivalence Tests from other institutions or organisations
International10900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10900 GBP per year during 24 months.
National5500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5500 GBP per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Wolverhampton
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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