University of Warwick

University of Warwick

Social Work

Throughout this programme, students will be encouraged to explore: the use of self in social work, and how to build upon the skills they have to develop effective communication, critical analysis and decision-making, and reflective practice; the organisational and policy context in which social work occurs, and current developments in the profession; themes around social justice, social exclusion and inequality, and how social work policy and practice should be informed by recognising and challenging oppression; working in partnership with service users, and thinking about how people experience social work involvement in their lives.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 degree in any subject, or equivalent international degree level qualification. Successful applicants must also have GCSE (or equivalent) in both mathematics and English at grade C or higher (please note, the University will not accept Functional Skills as equivalent to GCSE). Applicants for whom English is not their 1st language will be required to submit an English language test equivalent to IELTS 7.0 with a maximum of 2 component scores at 6.0 or 6.5.

Course modules

1st year taught modules: engaging and working with service users; human growth and diversity; policy and organisational frameworks; social work law; research skills for practice. 2nd year taught modules: social work with children; social work with adults; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment will be by a combination of: academic essays; a formal examination; presentations; a practice learning portfolio; formative exercises; dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,780 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,780 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,780 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,780 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,780 per Year 1 (England) 2 years

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