University of Kent

University of Kent

Social Work

The programme offers successful graduates eligibility for professional registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) the regulatory body for social work (it took over this role from the General Social Care Council in July 2012). The course provides the national required standard in knowledge and skills needed by professional social workers.

Entry requirements

A (2.1) Honours degree in a relevant subject are required as well as maths and English GCSE Grade C or above (or its equivalent: this is a national requirement for all social work qualifying programmes). It is also expected that applicants have at least 6 months full time relevant experience in social care/social work (or its equivalent part time). This need not be paid work but could be voluntary work or unpaid work caring for a relative with a disability. Applicants with a 2.2 Honours degree may be considered in circumstances where they have a sustained period of relevant experience and/or have work experience at a senior (management) level. Candidates already holding a Masters qualification may also be considered.

Assessment methods

Assessment is primarily by coursework for taught modules, assessed practice during placements, and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,250 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Full-time £ 12,890 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Canterbury Campus Canterbury CT2 7NZ South East

Key information

Recrutiment and Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01227 827272