Kingston University

Kingston University

Social Work

Students study contemporary issues, ethical and legal frameworks, frameworks for assessment and intervention with children and their families and with vulnerable adults, and human growth and development. Students have the opportunity to undertake practice placements over the course of the programme. Students also selects a special interest module in an area of practice of their choice. This can include the option of undertaking a comparative study by undertaking a short international practice learning experience.

Entry requirements

Honours degree in a social science subject (2.1 or better) and at least 6 months' experience in social work or a related agency; GCSE grade A-C in English and mathematics; interview; applicants whose 1st language is not English require 7.0 overall.

Course modules

Modules may include: core skills for assessment and intervention; human development and the social environment; applied social work practice; law, policy and ethics; special interests (includes an option for international placement); readiness for direct practice (skills development); 1st practice placement 1 (70 days); final practice placement 2 (100 days); independent study (capstone project).

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include case study, essay, poster presentation, exam, and portfolio of practice learning.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time - 2 years
MSW Full-time £ 5,800 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSW Full-time £ 12,700 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Kingston Hill Kingston upon Thames KT2 7LB South East

Key information

Applicant Services
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0844 855 2177