University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Social Work

This course includes the study of social work values; knowledge, law; theories; methods and skills. Students undertake 2 assessed social work placements, the first lasting 70 days and the second 100 days.

Entry requirements

An Upper 2nd Class (2.1) degree or higher and 6 weeks to 3 months related social care experience (related personal experience is considered but only alongside practice-based experience); GCSE mathematics and English at grade C or an equivalent level 2 numeracy and literacy qualification.

Course modules

Law for professional practice; social identity, citizenship and social work practice; social work skills, values and approaches; together with a theory and methods module linked to a first professional practice family support and prevention; domestic violence; refugee and asylum; special educational needs; fostering; child protection; disabilities; substance misuse.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through written assignments; group presentations; video assessments; examinations; portfolios; and research projects.

Sponsorship information

Bursaries are available for this programme; scholarships may be available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,800 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,800 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,800 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

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