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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Social Work

  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    2 years full time

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees


  • Last Updated

    29 November 2019

Course Overview

At the heart of social work is the promotion of human rights and social justice, and the protection of individuals and their families.

It aims to bring about change through working in partnership with individuals, families and communities often at the point of distress and vulnerability.

Our two-year, full-time masters degree is designed for first degree students who wish to become registered professional social work practitioners.

As a registered social worker, you’ll work within health and social care teams, and with partner agencies, from the police to housing services.

You’ll often be in situations that are complex and challenging but you’ll help to bring about positive changes for individuals, families and communities.


You’ll consider topics such as how welfare is delivered across society, the psychological and sociological factors that impact on life, how the law can be used to safeguard and protect vulnerable people in society, and the ethical considerations for social workers.

It can be difficult to appreciate the difference social workers make until you’ve experienced professional practice – and that’s why you’ll complete work-based placements in both years of this course.

HPSC Registration

When you graduate, you can apply for professional registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to practice as a social worker.

Specialist Facilities: 'The Flat' (Social Development Laboratory)

You’ll have practical skills sessions and workshops, such as how to conduct a pre-birth assessment to determine the risks for an unborn baby, and how to interview families or communicate with children.

We also use high fidelity simulated learning and use the community flat in the Brooks building to simulate situations you might come across as a social worker. Our social development laboratory is a purpose-built, mock flat and it features a one-way mirror to a lecture theatre so that you can watch scenarios and learn how you might deal with situations such as a home visit. We use the flat to simulate conditions within homes that could cause concern.

Visit the Social Work - MA page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!




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