Cardiff University

Cardiff University

Social Work

The programme aims to enable students to build upon their existing academic and occupational experience and to achieve a professional qualification in social work. In each year 100 days are spent in college and 100 days in practical learning placements. All students follow core modules during the first year. In Year 2 students choose a specialist pathway.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree and have relevant social work employment or voluntary work experience, as well as a basic understanding of the Code of Practice for Social Care Workers. In accordance with Care Council for Wales programme approval criteria, applicants will need to refer to relevant social care experience and also hold GCSE, grade C or above (or equivalent) in maths and English at the time of application. Candidates over 25, without a degree but with 2 or more years' relevant experience who can demonstrate the ability to study at Masters level, may be considered.

Course modules

Modules include: Foundations in law; introduction to social work practice and introduction to social work theory; social science perspectives; social work and children, young people and families; social work with adults; principles of research design; working in and across organisations; social work with individuals, families, groups and communities; research processes; dissertation; workshop programme.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,990 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Full-time £ 13,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cathays Park Campus Cardiff CF10 3AT Wales

Key information

Course Enquiries
Telephone number: 
029 2087 0028