Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Social Work

The programme is geared to training and supporting knowledgeable and skilled practitioners, who are aware of the importance of service users, and to giving them a genuine voice and choice in the services available to them. Underpinning all aspects of the training offered on this course is a commitment to ethical and anti-oppressive values. The course is designed to balance academic learning and the development of social work skills. There is a strong emphasis on integrating practice and theory, with the purpose of producing theoretically informed and highly competent practitioners. The curriculum is mapped against the QAA benchmark for Social Work 2008, the Standards of Proficiency (HCPC) 2012 and the Professional Capabilities Framework Guidance on Conduct and Ethics. The course is delivered by the Faculty of Education, Health and Community, which offers excellent educational and professional training facilities tailored to developing effective practitioners in health and social care.

Course modules

Modules include: contemporary social work practice; social work practice: theory and skills; law and social policy for practice; poverty, inequality and social justice; introduction to research methods; social work: specialist module; dissertation

Assessment methods

Progress is ascertained mainly by continuous assessment. A range of formative and summative assessment tools are used on the programme such as essays, group and individual presentations, self assessment questionnaires and completion of practice learning reports.

Sponsorship information



Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 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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Faculty of Education, Health and Community (Health)
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