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MA Social Work


Course Description

Why choose this course:

• This course will prepare you for a rewarding career in social work, and when you successfully complete the course you'll be a qualified social worker.
• You'll spend 170 days in work placements, where you'll apply the theory you learn into practice.
• You may be able to apply for a bursary from the Department of Health to help with your tuition fees and work placement travel expenses.
• This course is to be approved by the Health and Care Professions Council in Feb 2015.

About the course:

Social workers form partnerships with people, helping them to assess and interpret the problems they face, and support them in finding solutions. This course will provide you with the skills and theories that will enable you to work as a qualified social worker in a range of settings. A career in social work is very challenging, but equally rewarding, as you get the opportunity to help make a difference to someone's life.

During this course you'll spend 170 days in work placements where you can apply the theory you learn into practice. You'll have 80 days in practice during stage one, and 90 days during stage two. We have great links with our partners in the local and surrounding areas so we can provide you with the effective and practical experience you'll need.

Internal applicants can apply directly to the University.

Visit the MA Social Work page on the University of Derby website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You’ll need an upper second class honours degree or international equivalent, plus 100 days social work, social care or closely related experience. In addition, you’ll also need Maths and English grade C or above at GCSE or equivalent and appropriate IT skills. We’ll need to see two references; one work and one academic.

Course Fees

Please see our website for the latest information.


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