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Social Work MSc

The course is a professionally accredited programme leading to eligbilty to apply to become a Registered Social Worker with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). You will be joining a social work programme that has its history rooted in the principles of equality and social justice.

The course is a professionally accredited programme leading to eligbilty to apply to become a registered social worker with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). It has been designed to provide students with the opportunities to achieve the professional standards and capabilities as set out by the HCPC and The College of Social Work. A key aspect is to develop as a reflective and resilient practitioner.

The two period of study equips students with the knowledge, skills and more importantly a critical understanding of theoretical debates and their application to social work.

The primary focus is on the development of practice skills, informed by up-to-date research, theories, policies and legislation. The course includes:

Knowledge of social work theory; human growth and development; mental health and disability; communication and assessment processes; and law
Research and theory relevant for practice – in the final year you will be required to undertake a piece of sustained independent study through a dissertation

Stage one:

Professional Law for Social Work
Social Contexts and Professional Perspectives in Social Work
Practice Learning 1
Assessment Planning and Professional Ethics
Critical Aspects of Human Growth and Development
Safeguarding Children and Adults
Communication, Skills and Values in Social Work

Stage two:

Practice Learning 2
Evaluating Research
Protecting Children and Adults
Social Work Dissertation

Visit the Social Work MSc page on the London Metropolitan University web site for more details!


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