Social Work

University of East Anglia

M.A. On Campus
24 months
6500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This MA in Social Work from University of East Anglia will build on this background, providing an academically rigorous and stimulating environment for your development


This MA in Social Work from University of East Anglia is ideal whether you have already done some study related to social care, or are new to the field.

Our course will teach you about the theoretical foundations of social work, which are rooted in psychology and sociology. You will explore social policy and the laws surrounding working with children and families, people with mental health issues, and vulnerable adults. And you’ll focus on what it means to work with individuals, families, groups, fellow social workers and other professionals.

We are part of a government-funded Social Work Teaching Partnership with Suffolk and Norfolk County Councils and the University of Suffolk, ensuring that you’ll benefit from close links between teaching, research and practice, now and in your future career. Our graduates are highly regarded by local employers and many of our students choose to begin their careers with our partners, through the links that start while they are on their student placements. 

Due to the nature of the course, you will need to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service screening. You will also need to provide two references: one regarding your academic achievements, and the second telling us about your experience in work or helping people. You must also inform us about any major health concerns that could affect your studies.


  • Local Authorities (e.g. Children and Adult services)
  • Charity and Voluntary sector (e.g. NSPCC and Age UK)
  • Health settings (e.g. NHS mental health trusts and hospitals)
  • Private sector (e.g. residential homes, fostering and adoption agencies)


The MA Social Work at UEA is accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Legal and Social Policy Context of Social Work
  • Professional Theory and Practice
  • Working with Service Users

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

  • Degree Subject Any Subject
  • Degree Classification 2.1 or equivalent
  • Alternative Qualifications Please contact
GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or GCSE English Language Grade C and GCSE Mathematics Grade C.

Following initial screening an 800-1000 word essay will be requested and has to be submitted, prior to consideration for an interview. Details will be provided.   We also require suitability and health forms to be completed.   Full instruction for the essay will be sent to applicants at the time of request. 

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    6500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6500 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.



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Social Work
University of East Anglia


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