Bournemouth University

Social Work

This course provides a route to qualified social worker status for those who want to pursue a role in this profession. The Social Work Task Force and Reform Board promote social work education for a challenging job. The profession demands the application of reflective, critical thinking skills, the ability to deal with uncertainty and ambiguity and use and create best evidence in assisting people and society in a complex world. This course responds to these initiatives providing a course that meets the government, professional body and disciplinary requirements. As this is a Master's course, you'll be required to develop a sound understanding of the research underpinning social work practice and attendant areas. You'll develop your capacity to act as a research-minded, aware and capable practitioner, undertaking a dissertation and creating knowledge for social work. As part of the course you will undertake two placements which will provide you with the opportunity to apply the theory you have learnt to practice situations. Your placements will allow you to experience a variety of different social work settings and develop a broad range of practical skills. You will be re-directed to the undergraduate UCAS website section to apply for this course.

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree, 2:1 or above or equivalent in any subject area. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 7.0 (Academic) or above.

Course modules

Year 1 core units : Models, Methods & Approaches for Social Work Intervention, Use of Self & Other - Theory & Practice, Law, Social Policy, Values & Ethics, Psychosocial perspectives of the life course, Personal & Professional Development for Social Work Students, Family Intervention, Mental Health & Substance Use, First Substantive Placement - Part A & B. Year 2 core units: Working with Risk & Complexity, Final Substantive Placement - Part A & B, Dissertation


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 14,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lansdowne Campus BH1 3JJ South West

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