Applicants must have a minimum 2.1 Honours degree. A professional/ postgraduate relevant qualification may be considered as an equivalent if the candidate can also demonstrate relevant experience in a social care setting. In addition, the HCPC requires that we admit only students who have English language and mathematics GCSE Grade C and above or equivalent, have a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (Enhanced and Barred Lists) check, have satisfied health checks by student self-declaration and Occupational Health referral where appropriate, and in all other respects meet the HCPC requirements for registration. Admission to the course is via UCAS application form followed by a written test and interview. All candidates are expected to have some general knowledge of social services and broad social problems. All applicants must confirm prior to interview/offer decision making that they have the ability to use basic IT facilities, including word processing, internet browsing and the use of email. It is important that candidates demonstrate awareness of the field they are seeking to enter. Although it is not a requirement for entry, relevant experience is recommended.
Power and discrimination; introduction to legal processes; social work theory and methods 1; area of practice 1: children and families; area of practice 1: adults (social science, law, policy and practice); life course development; personal and professional development; social work theory and methods 2; social work research; dissertation.
Students are required to pass written assignments including essays and case studies, and examinations, together with a dissertation. They also have to reach a satisfactory level of competence in relation to the National Occupational Standards for Social Work.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|PhD||Full-time||GBP 3,996 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland)||2 years|
|PhD||Full-time||GBP 3,996 per Year 1 (Scotland)||2 years|
|PhD||Full-time||GBP 3,996 per Year 1 (Wales)||2 years|
|PhD||Full-time||GBP 3,996 per Year 1 (England)||2 years|
|PhD||Full-time||GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (International)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Keele Campus||Keele||ST5 5BG||West Midlands|
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