This postgraduate course combines university and practice-based learning and is regulated by the Health Care Professions Council, with significant contributions by experienced social workers and by service users. All mandatory elements of a qualifying course are met including assessment, communication skills, human growth and development, inter-professional working, law, and planning intervention and review. Graduates can register as qualified social workers and will build a capacity for critical thinking and creative action in relation to the complex problems of human life. You will complete assessed placements in social work settings, undertaking a total of 170 days of practical experience.
The majority of academic teaching takes place in the autumn semester of each year. You will complete a total of 180 credits of modules. In year one, this typically includes human development, law, research methods, service user perspectives, and theories, modules and methods. Second-year studies cover safeguarding and critical perspectives, and include a dissertation. You can choose to specialise in social work for adults or children and families. Whichever option you choose, you will be qualified to work in any area of social work, anywhere in the UK. You will also undertake 170 days on placement in a social work setting.
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Provisional for Year 1 for England at £6,840
Provisional for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £6,840
Provisional for Year 1 for Scotland at £6,840
Provisional for Year 1 for Wales at £6,840
Provisional for Year 1 for International at £16,695
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