University of Chichester

University of Chichester

Social Work

The University of Chichester provides social work awards in partnership with West Sussex Children and Adult Services and other partners from the voluntary, independent and private sector organisations. Practice is seen as central to the programme as an experiential base for learning, supported by a rigorous tutorial system, designed to help students integrate academic learning with their experience in social work and social care. As a result we have an excellent record in providing students with high quality, relevant practice placements.

Entry requirements

1st or 2nd class Honours degree, normally in a social science subject. Social work or social care experience of up to 6 months or equivalent part-time (paid or voluntary). GCSE English and mathematics at grade C or above or equivalent. A satisfactory enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check. A minimum IELTS score of 7 on each module i.e. reading, writing and listening (from those for whom English is not their 1st language).

Course modules

Level 1: Students are prepared for assessed practice; social work is introduced to students as a subject and links are made between social work and the following areas: sociology; social policy; human development. Level 2: Focus is on practice learning and experience, which is provided through 100 days in a practice placement; these are linked to the following campus-based modules: social work methods; the law; ethics, values and power; mental health; disability. Level 3: Involves another 100 days of practice learning and experience, this time in a contrasting setting with different service users; 2 options are available to study: working with children and families or adult services; the applied research module provides the foundation for writing a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 £ 7,740 per Academic year (Home) 2 Years
PgCert Full-time September 2017 - 1 Years
PgDip Full-time September 2017 - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bishop Otter Campus Chichester PO19 6PE South East

Get in touch

Remember to mention TARGETpostgrad when contacting universities.

Key information

Telephone number: 
01243 816002