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MASocial Work

University of Bradford
United Kingdom, Bradford
Tuition fee £13,500 per year
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The aim of our MA in Social Work is to provide students, who already hold a first degree, with a professional social work qualification at Master’s level.

The course will enable you to be a confident, competent, qualified social work practitioner. We offer a well established course with a national reputation for producing high-calibre workers. Our course is designed, managed and delivered by a Programme Management Board that includes practice placement agencies, students, lecturers and practitioners. Stakeholder involvement ensures that our course maintains a dynamic, outward-looking approach towards social work education with a clear focus on the needs of service users.

The programme is built upon the following standards and requirements for social work training: the HCPC (Health and care Professions Council Standards of Proficiency for social care workers, the DOH (Department of Health) Requirements for social work training, The College of Social Work Professional Capabilities Framework and the QAA (Quality Assurance Agency) benchmark statements for social policy administration and social work.

On completion of the MA in Social Work you will have:

- Knowledge and Understanding of social work services and service users; the service delivery context; values and ethics; social work theory; the nature of social work practice.
- Discipline skills in assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation with individuals, families, carers, groups and communities; support of individuals to represent their needs, views and circumstances; the management of risk to users, self and colleagues; workload management and accountability; self reflective practice and professional competence.
- Transferable skills in the use of communication and information technology and numerical skills; problem solving skills including: problem management, information gathering, analysis and synthesis, intervention and evaluation; communication skills; skills in working with others; skills in personal and professional development.

Programme structure

Modules: All Modules are Core ©

Year 1 – Part 1 (60 Credits):

Ethics, Professionalism and Reflective Practice (10 Credits) ©
Interviewing and Communication Skills (10 Credits) ©
Practice Placement Learning 1 (80-day placement from May-September) (20 Credits) ©
Social Work Theories and Methods (20 Credits) ©

Year 1 – Part 2 (60 Credits):

Law for Social Work (20 Credits) ©
Social Work with Adults (20 Credits) ©
Social Work with Children and Families (20 Credits) ©

Year 2 – Part 1 (20 Credits):

Practice Placement Learning 2 (120-day placement from January-July 2011) (20 Credits) ©

Year 2 – Part 2 (40 Credits):

Inter-professional Working (20 Credits) ©
Research methods for social workers (20 Credits) ©

Career opportunities

On successful completion of the two years you will be awarded the MA degree in Social Work and will be eligible for registration with the GSCC as a qualified Social Worker.

There are a wide range of opportunities available in the public sector: in local authorities, the criminal justice field, social services departments, voluntary sector organisations, resource centres, women’s aid, counselling schemes, residential or day care work, and in both the local and national civil service. Many of our graduates also go on to work in the private sector or go on to further study, teaching and research.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States