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Full time September MA 2 years full time
Social Work (32)

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Embark on a rewarding journey with our MA in Social Work programme at ARU. Designed for graduates with relevant work experience, this two-year full-time course offers a comprehensive blend of theoretical knowledge and practical placements. Accredited by Social Work England, you'll graduate eligible for professional registration. The first year focuses on foundational theories and practical skills, preparing you for a 70-day placement. In the second year, you'll delve deeper into professional decision-making, risk management, and inclusive practice during a 100-day placement. The dissertation allows you to explore a topic of interest independently. With a strong emphasis on critical thinking and research skills, you'll be equipped to excel in various branches of social work. Entry requirements include a minimum 2:1 degree and GCSEs in English. Benefit from a supportive learning environment, Social Work Bursary eligibility, and diverse career opportunities upon graduation. Join us to make a real difference in people's lives.

About the course

Make a difference to people’s lives. Combine in-depth professional training and tuition with practice placements - and graduate ready to apply to register as a qualified Social Worker.

Our full time Masters degree is designed for graduates with at least six months’ relevant work experience, who want to qualify as professional Social Workers.

Offered in Cambridge, Chelmsford or Peterborough, this two-year MA Social Work is approved by Social Work England, so when you graduate, you’ll be eligible to apply for professional registration.

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Entry Requirements

A first degree, with honours, at a minimum final classification of Upper Second (2:1) or equivalent. Applicants with a Lower Second (2.2) will be considered based on experience in a relatable area.

3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English.

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 7.0 ( Academic level with a minimum of 7 in each component) or equivalent English Language qualification

Please see course website for further details.


UK students starting 2024/25 (full-time, per year)
International students starting 2024/25 (full-time, per year)

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