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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Social Work

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    Two years full-time or three years part-time

  • Course Type

    MA

  • Course Fees

    Please see website

  • Last Updated

    20 September 2017

Course content

IN BRIEF:

  • Qualify as a professional social worker while gaining a master's degree
  • Integrate knowledge, theory, research and practical understanding to use in your professional practice with a programme designed collaboratively with service users, practitioners, carers, students and academic staff
  • A range of practice placement opportunities are available
  • Part-time study option
  • International students can apply

COURSE SUMMARY

We welcome students of all backgrounds who seek an MA in Social Work that develops critical analysis, open debate, questioning and dismantling of conceptual frameworks.  If you want professional social work training founded on principles of empowerment and social justice look no further.

This qualification opens up a challenging and rewarding career in social work, social justice and political activism within the diverse field of social care.  This nationally and internationally recognised qualification equips graduates to work in the voluntary, statutory and private sector within fields such as policy, therapeutic intervention, research and management.

COURSE STRUCTURE

This course comprises 50% academic study and 50% practice learning in a social work/care workplace setting.

The University makes every effort to assist students in finding a placement but is unable to guarantee that a placement opportunity will be available or that students will have access to the placement of their choice. There is a nationally recognised shortage of placements and availability is dependent upon external providers who are able to offer a limited number of placements opportunities. If you are unable to take up a placement opportunity you will need to return any funding that you receive from the Student Loan Company if you are not actively attending the programme.

TEACHING

The course is delivered using an action learning approach which places the emphasis on group work and individual responsibility for researching and collaborating.

ASSESSMENT

  • Assignments
  • Practice Portfolio
  • Independent Project
  • Exams
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Presentations

EMPLOYABILITY

This course provides the professional social work qualification which enables graduates to work in any area of social work practice, including the statutory, voluntary and private sectors.

CAREER PROSPECTS

When you qualify you would enter social work which then offers you the opportunity to undertake post-qualifying training to enable you to progress in an area of social work which interests you – such as mental health or child protection. One of the joys of having a social work qualification is that there is no typical trajectory. It allows you the scope and freedom to mould your own career path in-line with your personal motivation.

LINKS WITH INDUSTRY

Our course is operated and developed in close conjunction with local social work agencies and local authorities.

FURTHER STUDY

Social work research at Salford is a vibrant activity and you may choose to return to complete a research degree.


Visit the Social Work - MA page on the University of Salford website for more details!

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