Swansea University

Swansea University

Social Work

The course prepares students for employment as professionally qualified social workers. The programme meets all Care Council requirements and is fully approved as a professional social work programme as defined in The Approval and Visiting of Degree Courses in Social Work (Wales) Rules 2012, and operates in partnership with 5 local authorities in the South West Wales region: Neath Port Talbot, Swansea, Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, and Ceredigion.

Entry requirements

Normally an initial degree (usually a 2.2 or above) in 1 of the social sciences and GCSE Maths grade A*-C or a Swansea University approved equivalent. All applicants will be required to demonstrate awareness and understanding of the Code of Practice for Social Care Workers. Applicants must register as a student Social Worker once accepted on to the programme. Applicants should have a minimum 210 hours social care work experience within the last 5 years. This may involve voluntary or paid work in social care with individuals, groups or communities. International applicants are required to have a minimum of IELTS 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in all domains, or a University approved equivalent.

Course modules

Modules typically include: theories and perspectives for informing social work; social work skills and knowledge in practice; critical practice in child care and law; ethics and values in social work; undertaking and using social work research for practice; dissertation in social work research and evidence for practice; critical practice in adult care and law.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,400 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Singleton Park, Swansea Swansea SA2 8PP Wales

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Key information

College of Human and Health Science Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01792 606677