University of Bradford

University of Bradford

Social Work

The aim of our MA in Social Work is to provide students, who already hold a first degree, with a professional social work qualification at Master's level. The course will enable you to be a confident, competent, qualified social work practitioner. We offer a well established course with a national reputation for producing high-calibre workers. Our course is designed, managed and delivered by a Programme Management Board that includes practice placement agencies, students, lecturers and practitioners. Stakeholder involvement ensures that our course maintains a dynamic, outward-looking approach towards social work education with a clear focus on the needs of service users. The programme is built upon the following standards and requirements for social work training: the HCPC (Health and care Professions Council Standards of Proficiency for social care workers, the DOH (Department of Health) Requirements for social work training, The College of Social Work Professional Capabilities Framework and the QAA (Quality Assurance Agency) benchmark statements for social policy administration and social work.

Entry requirements

Possess an undergraduate Honours degree normally at 2.1 or higher in any discipline or possess an undergraduate Honours degree at 2.2 in a relevant discipline. Demonstrate that, by the time they start the course, they will have acquired current and relevant underpinning knowledge from psychology, sociology and social policy, at a level, which will allow them to complete the MA. Demonstrate that they have relevant work experience equivalent to a minimum of 6 months full-time work (approximately 910 hours) and include experience of working with vulnerable groups in Britain; Level of English required for non-native speakers: IELTS at 7.0 or the equivalent (with sub-tests not lower then 5.5).

Course modules

Ethics, professionalism and reflective practice; interviewing and communication skills; law for social work; social work theories and methods; practice placement learning 1; social work with children and families; social work with adults; research methods for social workers; inter-professional working; practice placement learning 2 (100-day placement from January-July).

Assessment methods

Research project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (England) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Bradford Bradford BD7 1DP Yorkshire and the Humber

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