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MA Social Work

This graduate entry level course is designed to equip social work students with the knowledge, skills and values necessary for qualification. Upon successful completion of the course students will have met the required levels HCPC logoof the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF). They will then be able to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and ready to begin their first year in employment as a registered and qualified social worker.

The MA (Social Work) is an academic award dependent upon successful completion of a Masters level dissertation as well as demonstrating capable practice. There is an ‘exit award’ of PGDip, which allows successful students to register with the HCPC as a qualified and registered social worker. Students, who take this route, will be eligible to complete a Masters dissertation in Social Work Studies. 

The specific educational aims of  the course are to:

  • Develop core social work values as identified by The College of Social Work. 
  • Develop a knowledge base to underpin capable and effective practice
  •  Develop the necessary intellectual skills of critical thinking, inquiry and problem solving as applied to academic learning and to practice ethical, research minded and critically engaged practice
  • Develop a social work practice committed to social justice, which recognises structural inequality and which seeks to counter-act this

Social Work Skills Assessment Flat

Engage in real life scenarios in the University's skills assessment flat. Walking in, the flat could be any home in any town or city, with a double and a single bedroom, bathroom, lounge, and kitchen. Here students role-play situations to test their reactions, knowledge, and resilence to incidents they could easily face on day one of the job. There are TV screens in two rooms to enable the rest of the peer group to watch the scenario and give advice or suggestions.