Description

Drawing on current research across the social sciences, government guidance, and legislative frameworks, this degree focuses on the issues that are key in facilitating your professional and academic development as a social worker.

Why study MA Social Work at Goldsmiths?

  • This Masters programme is ideal if you are a graduate, with relevant experience, interested in pursuing a professional career in social work
  • The MA Social Work qualification is accredited, enabling you to register and work as a professional social worker
  • Over 95% of MA social work graduates at Goldsmiths go on to full-time graduate-level work. Our social work programmes are highly regarded by potential employers within London and further afield, and our graduates have an excellent record of securing employment; they’ve gone on to work in local authority children’s services departments, adult services departments, and independent sector and voluntary sector agencies such as the NSPCC, Family Action and Mind
  • We’re ranked second in London in the University Subject Tables 2017 league table for social work
  • We are involved in a unique Teaching Partnership with three local authorities. This means that you will be taught in the classroom by practising social workers. Depending on your profile, interest and experience, you are also likely to obtain two social work placements in local authority settings. In 2016/17 96% students completed both their first and second placements in a local authority team ( 65% were provided by South East London Teaching Partnership employers).
  • We’ll equip you with the knowledge, values and skills you’ll need to practise as a reflective and ethical social worker, equipped for the challenges of contemporary social work practice
  • You’ll be encouraged to make links between anti-oppressive practice, the social work values, the legal framework, theories, methods and skills of intervention and social work practice throughout the course
  • You will meet service users and hear about their experiences while studying at Goldsmiths
  • The MA is an academic and professional qualification. It provides a gateway to more specialist therapeutic qualifications and research degree programmes

Study Details:

2 years full-time

Module Details:

Year 1 core modules
Human Growth and Development 30 credits
Community Needs and Services 30 credits
Social Work Methods and Skills 30 credits
Social Work Practice Learning Year 1 30 credits

Year 2 core modules
Law and the Organisational Context of Social Work 30 credits
Research Methods 30 credits
Social Work Practice Learning 2 90 credits

Student Destinations

The programme will enable you to register and practise as a qualified social worker.

Fees

These are the fees for students starting their programme in the 2020/21 academic year. Home/EU - full-time: £8640 International - full-time: £18900

Entry Requirements

A first or an upper second-class honours degree or lower second class honours plus a postgraduate degree (such as an MA or MSc) or PGCE or appropriate professional qualification equivalent to a first degree.

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