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Social Work, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #751 (QS) ,
Once you’ve successfully completed the MSc in Social Work programme at London Metropolitan University and become a registered social worker with the HCPC, you’ll also be eligible for membership of the British Association of Social Workers.

About

Why study this  Social Work programme at London Metropolitan University?

Your career will benefit from our course with its history rooted in the principles of equality and social justice. It covers a wide range of social work subjects, helping you to develop into a reflective and resilient practitioner who can work in a variety of settings. This may include working with children, families, older people or individuals with mental health problems or learning disabilities.

London Met was the "preferred provider" of the North East London (NEL) commissioning panel, which represents the Social Work Development Partnership of five local authorities. This demonstrates the excellence of teaching you can expect on our Social Work MSc.

After the course

You will be qualified to practise social work (subject to the requirements of registration with the Health and Care Professions Council) and be eligible to become a member of the British Association of Social Workers. This is of major importance to your career as a social worker.

Because of the diverse topics taught on this course, you'll have the benefit of being able to work in multiple fields of social work.

Our graduates have taken up posts in a variety of settings and care groups. These include working with children and families, mental health settings, working with older people and supporting those with learning disabilities.

Accreditation

Our Social Work MSc course is professionally accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Law for Social Work
  • Social Contexts and Professional Perspectives in Social Work
  • Practice Learning 
  • Assessment Planning and Professional Ethics
  • Critical Aspects of Human Growth and Development
  • Safeguarding Children and Adults
  • Communication, Skills and Values in Social Work

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    240 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

You will be required to have:

  • a second class honours degree or above
  • GCSE Mathematics and English at grade C/grade 4 Functional Skills English Level 2 and Maths Level 2 (or equivalent)
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview day where you will present your original qualification certificates, your passport and a completed health check. In the interview you will undertake a written test, participate in a group exercise and attend an individual interview.

Work Experience

  • Employers references are needed to demonstrate a minimum of 12 weeks previous experience (at the point of application) either in a paid or voluntary capacity of working directly with vulnerable people normally within a social care or health context

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8030 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8030 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8030 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8030 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Our team of specialist advisers aim to make your time at the University as affordable and stress-free as possible. You can come in and see us even before applying, and we can help you with your applications for funding to support your studies.

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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