This course provides a route to qualified social worker status for those who want to pursue a role in this profession.
The Social Work Task Force and Reform Board promote social work education for a challenging job. The profession demands the application of reflective, critical thinking skills, the ability to deal with uncertainty and ambiguity and use and create best evidence in assisting people and society in a complex world. This course responds to these initiatives providing a course that meets the government, professional body and disciplinary requirements.
As this is a Master’s course, you’ll be required to develop a sound understanding of the research underpinning social work practice and attendant areas. You’ll develop your capacity to act as a research-minded, aware and capable practitioner, undertaking a dissertation and creating knowledge for social work.
As part of the course you will undertake two placements which will provide you with the opportunity to apply the theory you have learnt to practice situations. Your placements will allow you to experience a variety of different social work settings and develop a broad range of practical skills.
“Undertaking the MA Social Work programme was enlightening and thought provoking, and prepared me for my career choice.”
Collette Compton, graduate
Next start date:
September 2018, September 2019
Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus
Health & Care Professions Council
A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:1 or equivalent in any subject. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 7.0 (Academic) or above. For more information check out our full entry requirements.