Social Work, M.A. | Bangor University | Bangor, United Kingdom
24 months
17000 GBP/year
8250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Social work changes lives and a career in social work is varied and rewarding. This 2-year Social Work MA at Bangor University provides a pathway to professional social work practice, and includes academic modules complemented with practice placements. This equips and prepares students to qualify as social workers and take up professional social work posts within the social care workforce. We regret that we are unable to accept applications from international students for this course. 

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The Social Work MA at Bangor University is informed by the QAA Benchmarks for Social Work (QAA), and the National Occupational Standards for Social Work (Social Care Wales) and complies with the requirements of Social Care Wales as Wales’s social work regulators.

We work in close partnership with Gwynedd, Ynys Môn and Conwy local authorities, who host and provide placements for students on the programme.


After qualifying, there will be opportunities to take up posts in a wide range of health or social care settings, often working alongside other professionals in multidisciplinary teams. Our links with employers mean that most years all our graduates secure employment contracts before completing their studies. Over the last 3 years, 100% of our graduates became employed as social workers. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Knowledge and Skills Base for Social Work
  • Social Policy for Social Work Practice
  • The Life Course
  • Values and Ethics for Social Work Practice
  • Law for Social Work
  • The Research Process
  • Practice Placement 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The University will accept applications throughout the year, but we would generally advise that you send in your application form by the end of June.


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • At least 6 months (FTE) relevant social care or equivalent experience
  • Grade C GCSE at least or equivalent qualification in Maths and English/Welsh first language
  • Offers for places on the course are based on a satisfactory face-to-face interview of applicants that meet the admissions criteria.
  • Speaking & Listening Welsh language skills required
  • It is a requirement that all students accepted onto the programme successfully complete an Enhanced DBS check, and are able to register with Social Care Wales.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17000 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    8250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8250 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Bangor

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.


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