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Course description

The MA Social Work offered by the University of Sheffield is one of the best in the country, providing students invaluable training on the course and excellent employment opportunities following graduation. The course is aimed specifically at those who wish to become registered social workers and successful completion means you are eligible to apply for professional registration as a qualified social worker in the UK.

The academic side of the course is rigorous and challenging and it is from here that you will develop a clear understanding of the theory.

A full-time programme run over a two-year period, the Masters degree has very high standards for its students, adhering to the guidelines set out by the Health and Care Professions Council. You will study topics

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Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree. We can accept a 2:2 if you have a lot of relevant work experience (can include voluntary work.)

You must have GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or above. We accept alternatives, including: a minimum 12 credits for Mathematics or English GCSE equivalent unit, providing these are approved university and Access Validating Agency units. We also accept level 2 adult numeracy and literacy as valid substitutes, but not application of number.

You will be expected to have basic IT skills, including being able to use the internet, word processing software and email.


There are a variety of ways to fund your postgraduate study; visit Please see the university website for further information on fees for this course. to discover the options available to you. Students accepted onto the MA Social Work programme may be eligible to receive a NHS Business Services Authority Bursary.

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Rebecca Joy Novell

“The best thing about the course was undoubtedly the supervision I received from lecturers, supervisors and practice educators. Social work was intellectually and emotionally demanding, and I could not have survived the course if I hadn't been given the right teaching and support to manage the challenges."


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