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Social Work

University of Wolverhampton

M.A.
24 months
Duration
6675 GBP/year
3200 GBP/year
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About

The Social Work programme offered by the University of Wolverhampton is designed to equip social work students with the knowledge, skills and values necessary for qualification.

Overview

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.

Programme Structure

Course include:

  • 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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Direct applications can be made any time prior to the course start date but we will need sufficient time to process it.

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.
Upper Second Class

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

  • 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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6675 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6675 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3200 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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