University of Northampton

University of Northampton

Social Work

This course aims to equip students with the knowledge, skills and values appropriate for work in a variety of social work settings. The teaching and learning is delivered by qualified/registered social work academic staff actively engaged in research, consultancy, direct practice and publication.

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree (minimum 2.2 classification or above) or other recognised equivalent qualification. English Language and Mathematics: Social work entrants must hold at least a GCSE grade C in English Language and Mathematics (O level grade C or CSE grade 1 are the equivalent). Key Skills Level 2 qualifications are also acceptable. For students whose 1st language is not English an IELTS score of 7 is required.

Course modules

Lifespan development; diversity; social work law and policy; research for social work; preparation for professional social work.

Assessment methods

Students are assessed both in theory and practice, using a variety of assessments such as assignments, exam (law), presentations, reports, and dissertation. Modules marked compulsory must be completed.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Park Campus Northampton NN2 7AL East Midlands

Key information

Telephone number: 
0800 3582232