University of Chichester

University of Chichester

Social Work

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 £ 10,620 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MA Full-time £ 7,560 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Full-time £ 7,560 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 2 years
MA Full-time £ 7,560 per Academic year (EU fees) 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Telephone number: 
01243 816002