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  PG Dip/MA - Social Work (Children and Families)

Bournemouth University    Faculty of Health & Social Sciences

Full time January MA, PGDip 14 months to complete the PG Dip

About the course

Why study PG Dip/MA Social Work (Children and Families) at BU?

  • If you already hold an undergraduate degree and are interested in specialising in work with children and young people, this is the ideal social work course option
  • This course is an intensive full-time training programme that could see you start a career as a social worker in just 14 months, whilst receiving a Department for Education bursary in addition to course fees
  • This generic social work qualification covers all aspects of child and family social work and working with adults required to be eligible for registering with Social Work England as a Social Worker
  • You’ll have the option to continue your studies from a Postgraduate Diploma to a Master’s by undertaking a dissertation and a critical literature review or service improvement project, which will be self-funded
  • The Department of Education funds this course through local authorities including Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole Council, Dorset County Council and Wiltshire Council, with all applications being made directly to them
  • Statutory placements throughout the course mean you will gain lots of relevant experience operating in real-world settings and will develop strong working relationships with those already in the profession.

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Entry Requirements

a degree-level qualification in any discipline except social work from a UK higher education institute or an approved overseas equivalent
a minimum 2:2 (level 6) degree qualification, for example, an honours degree or a graduate certificate
to have GCSEs in English or English Language and Mathematics at grade C or above, or the new grade 4 and above (or an approved equivalent)
to have completed your degree, final year students are not eligible to apply


The fees for the Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work are funded by the Department for Education.
Trainees will receive a bursary of £19,833 for the duration of the course.
Students that continue their study to achieve the MA in Social Work (Children and Families) will be self-funded.

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