Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University

Social Work

Effective social work demands a strong bond and understanding between professionals of different disciplines so that users of social work services receive the best possible care. This Masters degree combines perspectives from social care, health, education and other relevant disciplines to ensure you can work effectively in the multi-disciplinary environment of today's social work. The programme emphasises effective practice and the practical relevance of theory in practice learning placements. You will have the opportunity to benefit from the knowledge and experience of a range of academics, practitioners, employers, policy makers, service users and carers who have backgrounds in social care, social work, health education and other cognate disciplines. If you are a graduate from a relevant discipline, who is able to recognise the perspective of service users, their families and carers, and who can demonstrate a clear commitment to becoming a social worker, then this Masters degree is for you. Upon successful completion of the course, you will gain eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a qualified social worker.

Entry requirements

MA: The normal minimum entry criteria is a 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant subject, such as social sciences, psychology, criminology, or health and social care. You must also have relevant paid or voluntary work experience and be able to relate this to the skills and values of social work. An interview, written exercise and group-based task will form part of the selection process. Social work is a regulated profession and you will be required to adhere to the standards set out in the Health and Care Professions Council's guidance regarding Conduct and Ethics and Health amd Character, while also adhering to other codes of professional conduct. In exceptional circumstances you may need to have a medical examination in order to establish your medical fitness to enter the social work profession. Medical fitness to practice is a mandatory requirement for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council. Upon accepting an offer of a place, you will also be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure indicating that you meet the mandatory criteria of Clearance to Work with Children and/or Vulnerable Adults.

Course modules

Please visit our website for information on available modules.

Assessment methods

The programme is assessed through a combination of essays, presentations, text analysis, group work, portfolios, carers' assessments, video/audio diaries, role plays and examinations. Practice learning will also be assessed, using a range of techniques.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2019 6,120 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 6,120 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 6,120 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 6,120 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 6,120 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 13,000 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 6,120 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Ormskirk Campus L39 4QP North West

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