Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Social Work

Qualify as a social worker on LJMU's Social Work MA which is recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council and caters for all service users in many settings. - Develop the necessary knowledge and skills to practice as a qualified social worker in a range of settings - Learn from experienced social work practitioners - Benefit from two key work placements - Enjoy a wide range of teaching and assessment techniques Social Work education at Liverpool John Moores University is provided in collaboration with the Cheshire and Merseyside Social Work Teaching Partnership. Our teaching partnership comprises four universities, eight Local Authorities, two Community NHS Trusts and one Voluntary Sector Organisation covering Greater Merseyside, Cheshire West and Chester, and West Lancashire. The Partnership provides well-designed, challenging and sustainable social work education at initial and post-qualifying levels. As Practice education is provided in collaboration with the partnership, most placements will be drawn from the Partnership's geographical footprint.

Entry requirements

MA: You will need: a minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree (applicants with a 2:2 will be considered on a case by case basis) relevant paid or voluntary work experience and the ability to relate this to the skills and values of social work and understanding of social work roles. Related personal experience will also be considered alongside relevant practice-based experience English and Mathematics key skills/GCSE Grade C/4. We will also consider the following Level 2 qualifications in place of English Language and Mathematics GCSE Grade C/4 or above: Key Skills, City and Guilds, OCR (via Learn Direct) and ALAN Additional information IELTS 7.0 (minimum 7.0 in each component) RPL is accepted on this programme Our recruitment and selection process has a commitment to addressing widening participation and inclusion As with professionally qualified social workers, trainee social workers must be physically and mentally fit. You will be asked for information about this and you may be asked for permission to approach your doctor We are seeking to recruit people who demonstrate: a commitment to social justice; concern about social issues and the desire to do something about them; a desire to enter a profession that works to support problem-solving in human relationships and promotes social change; an ability to reflect on their personal life experiences and work experiences and express how this has influenced their decision to apply for social work plus the capacity to be a reflective and critical thinker If you have any specific queries, please contact health@ljmu.ac.uk Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC. View country specific entry requirements: www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/courses/international-entry-requirements Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team (internationaladmissions@ljmu.ac.uk) for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages: www.ljmu.ac.uk/international

Course modules

Your programme is made up of a number of core modules which are part of the course framework. Some programmes also have optional modules that can be selected to enhance your learning in certain areas and many feature a dissertation, extended report or research project to demonstrate your advanced learning. Social work is a complex and demanding profession that requires a particular combination of intellectual ability, analytical skills, and personal qualities such as emotional resilience, empathy and the ability and willingness to use role-based authority when needed (SWRB, 2011). "The learning journey that was provided by LJMU and the teachers, for me, was second to none. Each lesson was structured, at a pace that was manageable, and each teacher was fully prepared to answer all questions posed, in fact actively encouraged us to question, think outside the box, and clarify back to check for learning." Jackie Costello, Graduate Core Modules Contemporary Social Work Practice (20 credits) Social Work Knowledge and Skills (20 credits) Law and Social Policy for Practice (20 credits) Poverty, Inequality and Social Justice (20 credits) Introduction to Research Methods (10 credits) Social Work Specialist Practice (30 credits) Dissertation (60 credits)

Assessment methods

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic. You will be continually assessed via essays, group and individual presentations, self-assessment questionnaires and practice learning reports. The research paper, completed as part of the dissertation module, offers the chance to make a real impact.

Sponsorship information

GSCC.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2019 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University L2 2QP North West

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Key information

Contact: 
Faculty of Education, Health and Community (Health)
Telephone number: 
01512315829