M.A. On Campus

Social Work

Bangor University

24 months
16000 GBP/year
7500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


 The fundamental purpose of the Social Work MA programme at Bangor University  is to equip students to take up professional posts within the social work workforce. To achieve this, the 2 year programme of study includes a suite of core academic modules and a requirement of at least 200 days of assessed practice learning over the two years. 


TheS ocial Work MA programme at Bangor University must satisfy the requirements of Soclal Care Wales’ ‘Framework for the Degree in Social Work in Wales, and successful completion of the programme enables students to register as qualified professional social workers. To enable us to deliver a programme of this nature, we work closely with Gwynedd, Ynys Môn and Conwy local authorities, who provide most of the placements for our students.The modules and practice learning opportunities are designed to provide students with the required knowledge, skills and values to prepare them for practice as newly qualified social workers. 

Key features

  • Condensed timetable of 2-3 days per week
  • High level of support
  • Practice placements arranged for you
  • Bilingual
  • Jobs available at the end of the course 

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 
  • The Literature Review 
  • Social Work with Adults
  • Social Work with Children, Young People and Families
  • The Social Work Dissertation

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.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

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

    16000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16000 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    7500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7500 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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