The MA Social Work offered by the University of Birmingham follows an exciting programme. Committed to social justice, anti-oppressive practice and relationship based social work and drawing upon a number of disciplines informing social work practice, it includes the study of social work values, knowledge, law, theories, methods and skills.
You undertake two assessed social work placements, the first lasting 70 days and the second 100 days. International students undertake the same placements as UK students and obtain a detailed understanding of the operation of the English social work system.
This degree leads to an MA in Social Work with the Professional Qualification in Social Work which provides eligibility to apply to register with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). This is the qualification required to practice as a professional social worker. As well as equipping you with a professional qualification, gaining the MA allows you to progress on to post qualifying courses or to apply to continue with your academic studies at PhD level.
On successful completion of the MA Social Work, students are equipped to work in a wide range of areas. They have high employability and do not require any further qualifications in order to become a professional social worker. The specialist options built in to the Masters allows students to direct their knowledge and expertise to the area they would like to work in once they have completed, giving them a competitive advantage in the jobs market.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Law for professional practice
- Social identity, citizenship and social work practice
- Social Work skills, values and approaches
- Theory and methods module linked to your first professional practice learning placement and an associated academic assignment
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed, International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesSocial Work View 238 other Masters in Social Work in United Kingdom
- The entry requirement is an upper second-class (2.1) honours degree classification or higher and a minimum of 3 months or 60 days related social care experience (related personal experience will be considered but only alongside practice-based experience). Equivalence is reviewed for international students.
- Applicants with a 2:2 degree classification may be considered, on a case-by-case basis, if they have further related postgraduate study.
- We also require GCSE Mathematics and English at grade C or certificated equivalent level two numeracy and literacy qualification.
International18450 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18450 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA7650 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7650 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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