University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

Social Work

The course prepares students for careers in social work and those who successfully complete the course are eligible to register with the Generial Social Care Council (GSCC) as social workers; the course equips students with the necessary knowledge, skills and values to practice as a newly qualified social worker; the programme is supported by key agency stakeholders, including Lancashire, Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool Social Service Departments and a range of voluntary sector agencies; health and social care service users and carers are involved in the design and development of the programme.

Entry requirements

A recognised British Honours degree to a good standard, or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Social work practice 1: Understanding the practice context (practice learning module); understanding and communicating with people; safeguarding law and practice; social justice in practice: contexts, themes and debates; social work practice 2: developing as a professional (practice learning module); critical evidence and research based practice (dissertation module); critical themes and debates for social work practice.

Assessment methods

Academic assessments include essays, presentations, practice portfolio and a practice related professional study in year 2 (8,000 - 10,000 words); verification of student practice are undertaken by accredited assessors who meet GSCC requirements.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,450 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 500 per Module (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 500 per Module (Scotland) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 500 per Module (Wales) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 500 per Module (England) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Preston Campus Preston PR1 2HE North West

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Key information

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Course Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01772 892400