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About the course

The MA Social Work programme offers professional training that will prepare you to register with the HCPC as a professional social worker.

The MA in Social Work is an exciting programme which will enable you to obtain a professional qualification as well as a Masters degree. Committed to social justice, anti-oppressive practice and relationship based social work and drawing upon a number of disciplines informing social work practice, it includes the study of social work values, knowledge, law, theories, methods and skills. 

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Entry Requirements

The entry requirement is an upper second-class (2.1) honours degree classification or higher and a minimum of 3 months or 60 days related social care experience (related personal experience will be considered but only alongside practice-based experience). Equivalence is reviewed for international students. Applicants with a 2:2 degree classification may be considered, on a case-by-case basis, if they have further related postgraduate study. We also require GCSE Mathematics and English at grade C or certificated equivalent level two numeracy and literacy qualification.

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Where is University of Birmingham


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Student Profile(s)

Preena Kerai

Preena is a final year MA Social Work student who is currently undertaking her final placement in Birmingham City Council’s adoption team. She has been studying her Masters since September 2014 and also did her undergraduate Psychology degree here, which she graduated from in July 2014.

Preena is also a postgraduate mentor, you can contact her online with questions or read further about her experience at the University of Birmingham on her mentor page:


The University of Birmingham ESRC Doctoral Training Centre is one of 21 across the UK that has been accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). It has been awarded 14 ESRC scholarships to fund postgraduate training and doctoral research starting in October 2012.

Outstanding applicants will be considered for ESRC scholarships in the following pathways:

Applied Linguistics
Russian and East European Studies
International Development (IDD)
West African Studies
German Studies
Business and Management
Economic and Social History
Economics and Econometrics
Urban and Regional Studies
Human Geography
Political Science and International Studies
European Studies
Local Government Studies and Public Policy
Sport and Exercise Science (Psy)
Social Policy
Social Work
Socio-Legal Studies

Value of Scholarship(s)



Please note that to be eligible for an ESRC award at the University of Birmingham you must have also submitted an application to study at the University.

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