Master of Social Work

Kingston University

24 months
14650 GBP/year
7010 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Social Work at Kingston University is an integration of theory and frontline practical experience. It covers all client groups including child and family, adult, and mental health. You will become eligible to apply for entry onto the register of qualified social workers after completing the course.


Studying the Master of Social Work at Kingston University will give you the opportunity to analyse social work in depth and develop your skills in our purpose built skills lab by critically examining the research evidence that forms best practice.

Service users and carers play a key role in social work education, they contribute to teaching, readiness for direct practice, interview students, take part in student role playing to ensure you have the most authentic experience before entering practice. Innovative teaching and learning, combining interactive workshops, peer learning, skills simulations, experiential learning and digital technology.

As part of the joint faculty of Kingston and St George's, there are opportunities to take part in interdisciplinary activities with other health and education professionals. If you are a graduate looking to gain a professional qualification in social work and to become eligible to apply for entry onto the register of qualified social workers, this two-year course is ideal.

Where this course will take you

On completing the course you will be eligible to apply to the Social Work England to register as a social worker. Employment opportunities are available in:

  • Children's services and family support
  • Community care and adult services
  • Adult/youth criminal justice services
  • Community, day, residential and health settings
  • Mental health, disability, learning disabilities, older adults, addictions, and forensic services
  • Portable social work qualification that you can use to work overseas.
  • Post-qualifying programmes available

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Readiness for Direct Practice
  • Assessment and Intervention
  • Human Development and the Social Environment
  • Applied Social Work Practice
  • Legal, Ethical and Policy Frameworks for Social Work Practice
  • Specialist Practice Interest
  • Independent Study: A Capstone Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, applications will close when the course is full.




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

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

  • A degree at 2:1 or above, normally in a social science subject.
  • Key Skills Level 2 or equivalent (eg GCSE A–C) in English and Mathematics or equivalently validated access course credits.
  • All applicants must confirm prior to interview that they have the ability to use basic IT facilities, including word processing, internet browsing and use of email.
  • Demonstrable experience in the social care sector, obtained through paid employment or as a volunteer or user/carer experience; and have other work/life experience related to the sector or likely to be of value to the sector.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14650 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7010 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7010 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • £3,520 (Part time)


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Master of Social Work
Kingston University