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Social Work - MSc


Course Description

Social workers help people to live more successfully within their local communities by helping them find solutions to their problems. To succeed, social workers must work not only with clients but their families and friends as well as working closely with other organisations including the police, National Health Service, and schools.

Social work is a regulated profession. The MSc Social Work degree leads to eligibility to apply to the HCPC Register and practice as a social worker.

Why choose this course?

-This programme incorporates the qualifying award for social work practice.
-Developed in collaboration with service providers including Hertfordshire County Council and Brent Social Services.
-The programme continues to have strong links with a number of voluntary agencies and organisations.

Careers

This course qualifies you to work in the wide range of statutory and voluntary agencies which employ social workers.

Teaching methods

Modules covered during your studies will include:
-Law
-Social Work
-Ethics
-European Social Work
-Values and Diversity
-Sociology
-Social Policy
-Interprofessional Working
-Human Growth and Development
-Mental Health and Children Law
-Preparation for Practice
-Social Work Theory and Practice

Work Placement

A distinct feature of the programme is an emphasis on the development of knowledge and skills through reflective practice. The analysis of practice undertaken on each placement enables you to develop competence in applying theory, methods and values to your practice. There are excellent student support strategies in place to help you with your progress in these areas.

Structure

Year 1
Core Modules
-Ethical and Legal Context for Social Work
-Evidence and Research Skills
-Human Growth and Development
-Preparation for Practice Learning
-Readiness for Practice 1
-Social Work Practice and Theory 1
-Values and Diversity

Year 2
Core Modules
-Collaborative, interprofessional/interagency and inclusionary practice
-Dissertation
-Readiness for Practice 2
-Social Work Practice and Theory 2
-Sociological and policy Context for Social Work
-Transnational Social Work and Welfare in Europe

Visit the Social Work - MSc page on the University of Hertfordshire website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A relevant first degree normally a 2:1; a 2:2 or a postgraduate diploma or professional qualification recognised as being equivalent to a UK honours degree with a pass at an appropriate standard may also be considered; international students must hold IELTS at level 7.0 (with a minimum of 7.0 in each band); all candidates are required to undertake a written test. Students who pass the test will have an individual interview and group interview; admission is subject to a satisfactory DBS checks and occupational health screening; experience of working in a social work setting is a distinct advantage.

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