Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University

Social Work

This is a pre-registration course which provides graduates a route to a social work qualification. On successful completion students can apply for registration as a Social Worker with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC-the UK regulatory body for Social Workers).This programme is additionally endorsed by The College of Social Workers (TCSW). The aims of the programme are to provide students with the opportunity to build on their previous educational studies through a challenging educational experience combining innovative modules and skills workshops with practice placements in a variety of settings. This enables participants to discover the broad spectrum of social settings within which social workers interact. During these placements the knowledge and skills for social work practice will be gained.

Entry requirements

1st Class or upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant subject discipline. 1st Class or upper 2nd Class Honours degree in an unrelated subject and demonstration of significant social work related experience at an appropriate level, gained either in a paid or voluntary capacity. The usual entry criteria recommended by The College of Social Work is a 2.1 or above. If your degree classification is a 2.2, this will not preclude consideration of your application as a range of factors are taken into account for admission to the programme. GCSE or equivalent in English and Mathematics at grade C or above. Be able to communicate clearly and accurately in spoken and written English. Basic ability to use ICT. All successful candidates will be subject to Occupational Health, Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and suitability clearance. Before your 1st placement, you will be required to demonstrate your readiness for practice through shadowing an experienced social worker, group and individual.

Course modules

Modules include: foundations of social work; understanding human development; social work, theory and practice; law and social policy; sociological perspectives and social work; safeguarding; the critically reflective practitioner; extended research project.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include research project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Canterbury Campus Canterbury CT1 1QU South East

Key information

Admissions Department (Postgraduate Admissions)
Telephone number: 
01227 782900