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Applications for this course are to be made via UCAS. This course is now full for 2016 but open for 2017.

MA
Social Work

Postgraduate course
Health

Gain the latest updates on legal issues affecting social work policies and how they affect the different methods and approaches used

  • Attendance
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Start date
  • Main Location
    City Campus
Applications for this course are to be made via UCAS. This course is now full for 2016 but open for 2017.

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Entry Requirements
Requirements:Applicants should normally have at least an upper second class honours degree. GCSEs: English Language and Maths at grade C or above or equivalent are required. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs. Selection Criteria: We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements. You would normally need significant relevant social care experience and be able to demonstrate an understanding of the Social Work profession. You will need to relate your experience to the contemporary setting in which Social Workers operate. You will also need to provide a social care reference. Selection criteria will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements and only if you are successful at this stage will you be invited to an interview day. Interviews will be held between December 2016 and March 2017. Invitations are sent via UCAS and you should check your UCAS Track account for further details. Interview days will involve an individual interview, assessment session and group work exercise. Applicants will be required to bring to interview photographic ID (Passport, Driving Licence) and original certificates for all qualifications awarded to date. If you do not possess your original certificates, we recommend making arrangements to obtain copies in preparation should you be invited to a selection day. Enhanced Health & Criminal History Check: Satisfactory health and enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. For further information on DBS checks, click here. The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will be required after enrolment.
English Language Requirement: IELTS 7.0 with no skills below 6.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Requirements:Applicants should normally have at least an upper second class honours degree. GCSEs: English Language and Maths at grade C or above or equivalent are required. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs. Selection Criteria: We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements. You would normally need significant relevant social care experience and be able to demonstrate an understanding of the Social Work profession. You will need to relate your experience to the contemporary setting in which Social Workers operate. You will also need to provide a social care reference. Selection criteria will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements and only if you are successful at this stage will you be invited to an interview day. Interviews will be held between December 2016 and March 2017. Invitations are sent via UCAS and you should check your UCAS Track account for further details. Interview days will involve an individual interview, assessment session and group work exercise. Applicants will be required to bring to interview photographic ID (Passport, Driving Licence) and original certificates for all qualifications awarded to date. If you do not possess your original certificates, we recommend making arrangements to obtain copies in preparation should you be invited to a selection day. Enhanced Health & Criminal History Check: Satisfactory health and enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. For further information on DBS checks, click here. The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will be required after enrolment.
English Language Requirement: IELTS 7.0 with no skills below 6.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
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Careers

  • Liz Butcher

Careers

Liz Butcher
Deputy Regional Manager, National Treatment Agency

MSc Criminology

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“My course significantly broadened my knowledge, allowing me to focus on my chosen career of helping families where substance use, lack of employment and other social welfare problems are on-going issues.

MODULES & LEARNING

Critically examine the professional, ethical and legal principles that underpin social work with vulnerable adults and children, people who lack mental capacity and the mentally ill, exploring the relevance of power and the organisational context for ethical decision making.

Explore the use of evidence in social work and how research evidence can be critically applied to support evidence-based practice. You will explore differing forms of research evidence, and critically analyse their utilisation for practice.

Develop your knowledge of key methods, approaches and evidence-based practice within modern social work, analysing the applicability of identified methods of intervention within a range of contexts and across different service user groups.

Undertake a 70 day placement in a local agency providing social care services, testing your own capability to undertake a range of relevant social work roles in predominantly less complex situations with supervision and support.

Undertake a 100 day placement in a local agency providing statutory social work services, teasting your own capability to undertake a range of relevant social work roles in more complex situations.

Fosuc on the social work communication and engagement skills that will enable you to demonstrate your readiness for direct practice with service users and carers.

Explore key policy issues and legislative frameworks in statutory social work with adults, identifying the challenges of empowering and person centred practices with a range of adult social care user groups.

Understand the professional, ethical and legal principles that underpin social work with children, young people and their families.

Our course has an emphasis on practice learning and you will undertake two placements - 70 days and 100 days respectively - over the length of the course. These can take place in a variety of settings, giving you important hands-on experience.

We've established close partnerships with local agencies that will provide you with rich and varied practice learning opportunities. This allows you to develop your professional skills - including undertaking statutory duties - within a supportive environment and with a highly qualified tutor and practice educator support.
  •  Tracey Race
    Tracey Race Tracey Race
    Senior Lecturer

    Before teaching I worked in children's services for organisations including Leeds Social Services, Barnardo's and the NSPCC. As a social work educator, I'm committed to enabling students to develop their knowledge and skills in order to become excellent practitioners, providing quality services to children and families, and be exemplary custodians of the profession.

    Tracey qualified as a social worker at our University, and has since enjoyed an interesting and varied career as a practitioner and social work manager for nearly 20 years. 1
  • MA Social Work

FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2017/18 is £5200. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2017/18 is £10500. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.
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