University of Bath

University of Bath

Social Work

This programme is designed for: research training (it is not a qualifying programme for those seeking to become social work practitioners); those developing careers as applied researchers and evaluators in social care; prospective PhD students in social work. The programme systematically reviews and critically evaluates a range of theories, methodologies and paradigms of research that are relevant to social work, and the application of these to specific areas of social enquiry in which students are specialising. Within an active research community, students are supported in identifying, investigating and realising their own research. Students are equipped with the skills to contribute to social work research projects using any of the main methodologies of the social sciences.

Entry requirements

1st or 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject, from a recognised university; or an equivalent degree in another subject, together with substantial relevant work experience. The minimum non graduate qualifications acceptable for admission to this course are: a relevant Postgraduate Diploma or Higher National Diploma passed at the appropriate level; or a relevant professional qualification together with papers passed at an appropriate standard if required by the appropriate Head of Group; or Extended and responsible experience in a relevant field together with authorship of papers of an acceptable academic standard. English Language requirements: IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6.5 in each of the 4 components); PTE Academic of 69 with no less than 62 in any component. References: 2 references are required, at least 1 of these must be an academic reference.

Course modules

Core Units: short research apprenticeship project; quantitative methods 1: introduction to quantitative methods; ethical issues in research, policy and practice; long research apprenticeship project; research for social work: values, methods and contexts; qualitative methods 1; principles and skills of social research; dissertation. Optional units: quantitative methods 2; qualitative methods 2.

Assessment methods

Assessment consists of a combination of coursework essays, class exercises, projects, oral presentations and examinations.

Sponsorship information

ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) recognised programme, suitable for ESRC-funded 1+3 awards or subsequent +3 applications.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,700 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MRes Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MRes Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MRes Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MRes Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,400 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MRes Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,200 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MRes Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,350 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MRes Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MRes Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MRes Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Bath Bath BA2 7AY South West

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