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Can I do an MA in Social Work with a BA social work degree?!?!

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    Hi!!! Any advice would be much appreciated and greatly received....

    I'm due to start my final year on a BA social work course. I'm starting to think about next year and would love to work with children and families and eventually child protection. That said, my experience is limited. I am due to start a placement in that area, which is great.

    I feel my knowledge is limited and think I would really benefit from doing an MA in social work next year, giving me even more experience (2 further placements) and greater knowledge and understanding of practice, theory, reflection etc.

    However, whenever I bring this up with people, specifically qualified social workers and professionals, I get the impression that it's unusual for someone who is a qualified social worker (as I hope to be next year) to do an MA in social work. I have considered working part time as a family support worker and doing the MA part time.

    Has anyone done both the BA and MA in social work?!?!

    Thank you in Advance :-)

    Nottingham trent do a masters in advanced social work for qualified socisl workers. Worth maybe having a look at?!

    The MA is generally a route to becoming a qualified social worker for people from a different background (with a different first degree bla bla). So I don't think as a qualified social worker you would be accepted into an MA. And probably why people react strangely to it.
    But as mentioned above, look for advanced courses if you feel you must carry on in education. But I'd personally talk to your tutors if you feel so unprepared, it's their job to prepare and support you.

    Good luck in your final year!
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