Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Social Work

This programme, which offers both an academic award and a professional qualification in social work, prepares students for a career in a broad range of social work agencies and settings. On successful completion of the course students can apply to register as a social worker with the Health and Care Professions Council. The teaching emphasis is on issues relevant to social work practice in contemporary Britain, and explores the ways in which sociology, law, social policy and psychology inform and enhance professional social work. We work in partnership with local stakeholders, including the main statutory and voluntary social work agencies in the North-West, and the programme offers 200 days of placement practice learning (170 days on placement and 30 skills development days in the University).

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or its equivalent, GCSE in English and maths grade C or above, or its equivalent, and relevant experience. For international students: IELTS 6.5 score, or equivalent qualification.

Course modules

Modules include: Policy and legal contexts of social work; the research minded practitioner; preparation for practice 1 and 2; social work and adult social care; social work with children and families; social work with young people; social divisions and social diversity; mental distress and health; social work and drug use.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include: Fieldwork placements, coursework, presentations, examinations and dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,250 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,200 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
PgDip Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 21 months
PgDip Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 21 months
PgDip Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 21 months
PgDip Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,250 per Year 1 (England) 21 months
PgDip Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,200 per Year 1 (International) 21 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster University Lancaster LA1 4YW North West

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01524 510880