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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Social Work

  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    Full-time: 2 years; Part-time: 3 years

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees


  • Last Updated

    23 February 2018

Course content

Social Workers are solution people who can meet a challenge and function in crisis situations.

Our Master's degree will train you to be a resilient and resourceful social worker. You will learn how to advise and support people at times of difficulty and deal with a wide range of problems.

Our students benefit from a variety of inspiring and motivating learning activities that are led by academics, expert practitioners and service users. This involves opportunities for collaborative learning with students from other health and social care disciplines.

Successful completion of this approved programme leads to eligibility to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).


We have strong partnerships with local employers to ensure high quality practice placements and potential job opportunities. This is demonstrated by the 98% of our students who are employed within six months of graduating.

Teaching and learning methods

We utilise innovative assessment techniques designed to get the best out of you, such as the use of drama, role play and online study tools, providing you with a valuable student experience.

Our programme incorporates vibrant activities that prepare you for professional social work practice and readiness to engage and work with service users and practitioners.

Highlights of our programme

By the end of your MA degree, you will have a vision towards the Assessed and Supported Year in Practice and will be thinking about continuing professional development (CPD) and contributing to research. You will also have developed relevant skills in line with Knowledge and Skills Statements for either Adults or Children and Families Social Work.

We offer opportunities for CPD through the accreditation of Practice Educators and provision of workshops on the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) and advancing practice learning for Practice Educators.

Just some of the highlights of our programme include our 'Communication Skills Week', a 'Partnership Event' and a 'Participation in Inter-professional Education Conference' alongside other health professional programmes.


Our programme is informed by staff who are active researchers in the field of social work. You will be encouraged to publish your work in order to contribute to social work research and knowledge. This will form a basis for your continuing professional development.


Located at the University of Greenwich's prestigious Maritime campus, the MA Social Work programme has world renowned attractions right on its doorstep from The Cutty Sark to the River Thames.

With the opening of the highly anticipated Dreadnought building on the horizon, not only will you study in the heart of the Greenwich campus, you will have access to state of the art learning, teaching and social spaces.

Part-time study

In addition to our full-time mode, we offer an opportunity to study on a part-time, flexible basis. This part-time route is employment-based and only available to students who are sponsored by their employer.

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.


Assessment methods will include essays, case studies, presentations, observation reports, portfolios and practice documentation.


Graduates will be prepared to work with and support families and individuals who have challenging and complex needs, in a range of settings.

Visit the Social Work (MA) page on the University of Greenwich website for more details!






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