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Social Work

Manchester Metropolitan University

24 months
16500 GBP/year
8500 GBP/year
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The two-year, full-time masters degree in Social Work from Manchester Metropolitan University is designed for first degree students who wish to become registered professional social work practitioners.

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As a registered social worker, you’ll work within health and social care teams, and with partner agencies, from the police to housing services.

You’ll often be in situations that are complex and challenging but you’ll help to bring about positive changes for individuals, families and communities.

In the  Social Work course from Manchester Metropolitan University , you’ll consider topics such as how welfare is delivered across society, the psychological and sociological factors that impact on life, how the law can be used to safeguard and protect vulnerable people in society, and the ethical considerations for social workers.

It can be difficult to appreciate the difference social workers make until you’ve experienced professional practice – and that’s why you’ll complete work-based placements in both years of this course.

When you graduate, you can apply for professional registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to practice as a social worker.


From working with homeless teenagers or women experiencing domestic violence to adults with learning disabilities, you could develop your career as a social worker across a number of different areas.

Our staff have excellent working relationships with employers. Employers support the ongoing delivery of the course and help you to develop your employability skills and improve your chances of finding work after you graduate.

You might work in a social services department within a local authority or for an organisation such as the NHS. Perhaps you’ll work for a private company, such as in a residential care home, or for a charity. You could also specialise in an area you’re particularly interested in, such as child protection or mental health.

As a graduate, you can apply for professional registration with the Health and Care Professions Council, which allows you to practice as a professional social worker.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Theory for Social Work Practice
  • Social work, Society and Lived Experiences
  • Applying Skills and Methods for Social Work
  • Introduction to Law, Rights and Safeguarding
  • Applied Social Research and Evaluation for Practice
  • Critical and International Perspectives in Social Work
  • Applying Law, Safeguarding and Inter-Disciplinary Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


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

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are expected to have a UK honours degree (or international equivalent) at upper second class (2:1) or above. Applicants with a lower second class will be considered on an individual basis depending on their experience.
  • All applicants will also require GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications (e.g. Functional Skills Level 2 in English & Mathematics and Key Skills) may be considered. Demonstration of a genuine commitment to social work and social justice is essential. Relevant experience and employment is highly desirable as is previous study in a social science or related areas.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16500 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8500 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.


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