Plymouth University

Plymouth University

Social Work

Professionally recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), our practice-led degree allows you to achieve professional competency and an ability to relate academic theory and knowledge to social work practice. You'll develop knowledge of social work theories and methods of assessment and intervention, as well as reflective approaches to human needs and behaviour, current social policy and law. You'll leave us well prepared for employment in social care.

Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree or above. Preference is given to applicants who have obtained GCSE mathematics and English at grade C or above. Applicants must also have a minimum of 12 months social care experience. This can be in a voluntary capacity working within a range of groups considered vulnerable or marginalised from society. Disclosure and barring service and occupational health checks must be passed satisfactorily. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS overall average score of at least 7.0, with a score of at least 7.0 in the listening and reading sections and at least 7.0 in the writing and speaking sections.

Course modules

Year 1 core modules: Social Policy and Law, Professional Practice, Ethics and Values for Social Workers, Research for Social Work Practice, Integrated Practice and Contemporary Social Work Theories and Issues. Final year core modules: Integrated Practice and Dissertation. The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Sandwich including industrial placement September 2016 GBP 8,500 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Sandwich including industrial placement September 2016 GBP 8,500 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MA Sandwich including industrial placement September 2016 GBP 8,500 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MA Sandwich including industrial placement September 2016 GBP 8,500 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MA Sandwich including industrial placement September 2016 GBP 8,500 per Whole course (England) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Plymouth Site Plymouth PL4 8AA South West

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
01752 585858