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    Hi guys with the postgrade social work course, is experience key to getting into this? Is it best to pick up a volunteer position? Anyone got in without experience??


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    Anyone able to help??


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    There are some trainee social workers who post here. I'm not one but have known some. Unlike most masters degrees these days where if you can pay up you're on, the battle for accredited Social Work MA places is very competitive as they lead directly into the profession. The interview panel, or whatever set up they have, will want to be sure that you really want to do it and so would expect a decent amount of relevant work experience. I'd have thought that was more important than academic prowess to be honest. You don't want a bunch of aloof academics dealing with people's most personal problems.
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    I am doing Social Work and like most other courses, the better the grades you have, the more chance of getting in. However, the interview day allows the department to see what you are like as a person.

    Experience is very important to the Uni's I applied for.Places like Sussex make you write in detail what you have done, where and how many hours. Although, I know of one person that has got a uni place with no experience.

    Would try and get some experience though.
 
 
 
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