Royal Holloway, University of London

Royal Holloway, University of London

Social Work

The MSc Social Work is an accelerated programme for applicants who already have a first degree and want to embark on a career in social work. This two year course will fully prepare you for a professional career in the statutory or voluntary social work field. *Although this is a postgraduate programme, applications must be submitted through the UCAS undergraduate application system* This course runs in close partnership with social work and social care agencies and local authorities based in inner and outer London boroughs as well as neighbouring counties where you will benefit from two practice learning placements - experiencing the world of social work first hand, learning from direct practice with qualified practitioners, service users, carers and other professionals. Practice based learning is integrated with college-based teaching and learning throughout the programme. The combination of a taught and practice curriculum breaks down barriers between practice, policy and research, meaning you will emerge from the course as a critically reflective practitioner who can work for the most vulnerable in society within an anti-oppressive framework. The Department of Social Work has a longstanding tradition of providing excellent social work education and training and has produced a wide range of research that has been highly influential in the development of social work practice. On completion of the MSc, you will have advanced knowledge of: - sociology, psychology, social policy and law and their application to social work practice - the contribution and application of social research to social work theories and practice - the range of statutory, voluntary and private welfare organisations within social work agencies and in health, housing and educational environments - the range of theories and methods needed for effective social work practice - the social and individual origins of a typical range of needs presented to social work agencies - values and ethics relevant to social work practice based on social justice - the significance of inequalities and difference in working with organisations and social service users - the significance of cultural diversity and anti-discriminatory practice in working with organisations, service users and carers.

Entry requirements

UK 2:1 (Honours) or equivalent and Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics or equivalent (Level 2 Functional Skills Maths and English are regarded as an acceptable equivalent).

6 months full time or 12 months part-time relevant experience is required.

Applicants with 2:2 (Honours) degree classification and extensive relevant experience will be considered.

To complete your application you will need to submit:
- A copy of your degree certificate if you have completed your degree
- A copy of your Maths and English results at GCSE level or Key Skills level 2
- A copy of your CV to include the duration and responsibilities of any voluntary work, part- time and full-time work you have completed.

- Although this is a postgraduate programme, applications must be submitted through the UCAS undergraduate application system.

Course modules

Mandatory modules: Practice Learning 1; Human Behaviour in the Social Environment; Social Policy for Social Workers; Theories and Knowledge for Social Work Practice; Law for Social Workers; Practice Learning 2; Critical Social Work; Research Methods and Dissertation; Understanding and Working in Organisations.

Assessment methods

Assessment is carried out by a variety of methods including coursework, examinations, presentations and a dissertation. Students are also required to successfully complete one 70-day and one 100-day practice-learning placement and attend all the mandatory skills sessions.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 14,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

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