24 months
18700 GBP/year
7600 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Start date


This Social Work course from University of York offers you both a Masters degree and a professional qualification. The course lasts two years and will equip you with the skills and knowledge you'll need for effective professional practice as a social worker. 

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Develop yourself with a qualification that allows you to apply to register as a social worker. 

Discover a career where you can make a real difference to the quality of people's lives.

It is suitable for graduates from a wide range of disciplines who are committed to a career helping people.

You'll focus on professional practice and take part in two placements in different areas of social work.

You will also gain skills and specialist knowledge that would be suitable for a wide range of careers.

Careers and skills

Postgraduate social workers from York are in high demand and you will be well placed in terms of employment prospects.

Career opportunities

This Social Work course from the University of York is practice-based and makes an ideal start for a career as a registered social worker. You can go on to roles with local authorities or other organisations such as charities and housing associations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Work Across the Life Course 
  • Law and Policy 
  • Communication Skills 
  • Preparation for Practice 
  • Knowledge into Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications can be submitted year-round, but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 or equivalent

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18700 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    7600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7600 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for York

646 - 1124 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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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