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Social Work, M.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

The Social Work programme at Anglia Ruskin University has been designed  for graduates with at least six months’ relevant work experience, who want to qualify as professional social workers.

An intensive orientation programme at the start of the course will develop your practical skills ready for your first placement, and will introduce you to theories and approaches within social work.

Your typical weekly pattern will then become one day of lectures and training on campus, with the rest of the week being either independent study or supported placement.

You’ll spend 70 days on practice placement in year 1 and 100 days in year 2. These practice placements will be in contrasting settings, one of which will involve statutory intervention and will include one placement in children’s services and one in adults. It’s likely that you’ll have to travel as part of your placement, so you’ll need your own transport to visit service users in the community, where public transport may not be available.

Careers

You could build a career in the various branches of professional social work, including children’s services, adult services, mental health services, youth offending, residential social care and providing advocacy and support for vulnerable groups.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Assessed Readiness for Direct Practice
  • Social Work Knowledge, Values and Skills
  • Well-being across the Life Course in a Diverse Society
  • Developing Professional Social Work Practice
  • Analytical Thinking and Decision-Making in Professional Social Work
  • Powers, Duties and Accountability in Professional Social Work

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • It can take up to four weeks to consider applications, so we recommend you apply at least a month before your preferred start date
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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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General Requirements

  • A first degree with honours at a minimum final classification of Upper Second (2:1) preferred.
  • 3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths.
  • To receive an offer of a place on this course you must be successful at interview.

Tuition Fee

  • 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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Living costs

  • Cambridge, United Kingdom

    846 - 1470 GBP/month
    Living Costs
  • Chelmsford, United Kingdom

    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

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