University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Social Work

This course is accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? Become a confident practitioner in the fast-moving world of social work. This course will give you the advanced knowledge, values and skills to work with vulnerable individuals and groups in society. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE You will be able to put your learning into action through a practice placement. Visit the University of Portsmouth website for more details.

Course modules

This Master's degree is a professional qualification for social work approved by the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). It will give you the chance to acquire the knowledge, theory, values and skills to work with vulnerable individuals and groups in society. It will also enable you to develop the flexibility to work in any sector of social work - children and families, mental health, disabilities, vulnerable adults, or within a wide range of voluntary and independent organisations providing services to people who are homeless, who misuse substances, who are in the criminal justice system or who have experience of the care system. During the two years, you will study the following units: social work theory and context, evidence-based practice and other approaches to research, empowering service users and promoting inclusion, legal and policy frameworks for social work and critical practice across service user groups.

Assessment methods

All shortlisted applicants are subject to interview. All offers are subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance and Occupational Health clearance.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 13,200 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 9,200 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site PO1 2UP South East

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