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MA Social Work

Course Description

The MA Social Work is a two-year full time course, designed for those who have a degree and experience in the Health and Social Care Work field and wish to become a qualified social worker. It provides the opportunity to both study and work in Children and Families Social Work and Adult Social Work giving you the freedom to guide your career the way you want to.

This MA Social Work at NTU has Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) approval which allows individuals who successfully complete the course to be eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC.

We work closely with employers in the statutory and independent sectors to ensure our course content retains a focus on the people entitled to use the services. It also helps to ensure that you are ready for professional practice when you qualify.

Teaching is carried out by staff from a range of professional backgrounds and is underpinned by research, providing you with a great balance between academic and applied educational experiences.

What will I study?

Year One:

Modules may include:

Preparing for Professional Social Work Practice

Human Growth and Development - Promoting and protecting individual development within social contexts

Practice Learning Opportunity One

Year Two:

Modules may include:

Theories, Methods and Models of Social Work Practice - Assessing and intervening in order to achieve best outcomes for service users

Social Work Law and Policy - Practicing ethically within legislated frameworks

Practice Learning Opportunity Two

Dissertation - Research skills for effective social work practice

For more information about the course content please visit http://www.ntu.ac.uk/pgsocialwork

Delivery and Assessment

The University-based intensive modules are taught through a variety of methods including workshops, seminars, online and action (scenario based) learning. You will also benefit from using a learning advisor system to help and support you throughout the course.

Assessments will take place through both academic (essays) and practical (verbal presentations and report writing) methods, allowing you to practice skills relevant to your future career.

Visit the MA Social Work page on the Nottingham Trent University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You will need an undergraduate degree (minimum 2.1) or other recognised equivalent qualification and approximately 100 days (or equivalent) of social care related experience. You may be working towards the 100 days of experience at the time of application but the experience must be completed before the start of the course and this must be stated in your personal statement. You will need to provide one reference. This reference should show evidence of relevant social care related experience. You will also need GCSE English and Maths grade C or above.

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