Masters | Postgraduate Course - Social Work MA Course Details within Anglia Ruskin University

Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education
Tel:0845 271 3333
Course Fees
UK/EU students, 2017/18 (per year) £8,100 International students, 2017/18 (per year) £12,900
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01245 686868
Social Work MA

Study Details

MA 2 years full-time

Our full-time course combines in-depth professional training and tuition with high quality practice placements. Graduate and you’ll be eligible to register as a qualified social worker.

We’ve designed our course for graduates with at least six months’ relevant work experience, who want to qualify as professional social workers.

An intensive orientation programme at the start of the course will develop your practical skills ready for your first placement, and will introduce you to theories and approaches within social work.

Module details

Year one, core modules

  • Assessed Readiness for Direct Practice
  • Social Work Knowledge, Values and Skills
  • Well-being across the Life Course in a Diverse Society
  • Developing Professional Social Work Practice

Year two, core modules

  • Analytical Thinking and Decision-Making in Professional Social Work
  • Powers, Duties and Accountability in Professional Social Work
  • Dissertation

Core modules available in all years

  • Placement

Entry Requirements

  • A first degree with honours at a minimum final classification of Upper Second (2:1) preferred.
  • 3 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and Maths.

Student Destinations

You could build a career in the various branches of professional social work, including children’s services, adult services, mental health services, youth offending, residential social care and providing advocacy and support for vulnerable groups.