Benefit from a range of stimulating learning opportunities led by academic faculty, experienced practitioners and experts by experience (service users and carers).
Working within a supportive study environment, you develop crucial skills for independent and collaborative learning.
How will I study?
Assessment methods include essays, an examination, oral and visual presentations, a viva voce, placement reports, case studies and a 12,000-word dissertation.
All elements of the Social Work MA assessment are mandatory and you must pass them all. It is not possible to miss an aspect of course assessment on the grounds of illness and be awarded the Social Work MA on the basis of marks for the remaining aspects of assessment.
You complete 200 practice development days, drawing on our excellent partnerships with local service users, carers and social work, social care and health agencies: -170 days in two social work placements – the first for 70 days (in the voluntary or private sector) and the second for 100 days (preparing you to undertake statutory interventions). You are supported by a practice educator and a University tutor -30 days of Practice Development Workshops delivered by experienced practitioners, academic faculty and experts by experience (service users and carers).
These specialist placement and learning pathways give you experience of both children’s and adults’ social work.
Other awards associated with the Social Work MA
The course may lead to any one of four awards: -Applied Social Care PGDip, with satisfactory completion of all elements of the course except the placements and dissertation -Applied Social Care MA, with satisfactory completion of all elements of the course except the placements -Social Work PGDip, with satisfactory completion of all elements of the course except the dissertation -Social Work MA, with satisfactory completion of all elements of the course
Only successful completion of the Social Work MA or PGDip entitles you to register with the Health and Care Professions Council as a social worker.
Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.
Chancellor's International Scholarship (2017) -25 scholarships of a 50% tuition fee waiver -Application deadline: 1 May 2017
HESPAL Scholarship (Higher Education Scholarships Scheme for the Palestinian Territories) (2017) -Two full fee waivers in conjuction with maintenance support from the British Council -Application deadline: 1 January 2017
PGCE First-Generation Scholars Award (2017) -£600 maintenance award to PGCE students with a household income below £42,875
USA Friends Scholarships (2017) -A scholarship of an amount equivalent to $10,000 for nationals or residents of the USA on a one year taught Masters degree course -Application deadline: 3 April 2017
Our graduates have gone on to work in the field of professional social work and are highly sought after by employers, working with children and families and in adult social care.
Many pursue learning through continuing professional development courses and progress to take leadership roles in the profession.
Social Work - MA
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Chancellor's International Scholarship (2017)
25 scholarships are available in the majority of Sussex Schools, and are awarded on the basis of academic performance and potential. The scholarships are offered for one year.Type of award Postgraduate taughtAward amount 50% off International Student tuition feeTimetable By 1 May: Deadline for all applications to be received By 31 May: Notification to first choice and short-listed candidates After 3 July: Notification to successful short-listed candidates if first choice candidates do not take up the scholarshipSuccessful applicants Students accepting a Chancellor's International Scholarship may be required to undertake occasional promotional or support duties for the University of Sussex at times agreed between the student and the University
Value of Scholarship(s)
50% off International Student tuition fee
In order to be considered for a Chancellor's International Scholarship you must meet all of the following criteria:Have applied for and accepted a place to start a Postgraduate taught degree at the University of Sussex (e.g., MA, MSc, LLM, MRes, Postgraduate Diploma, and Graduate Diploma) excluding certain degrees listed on our website.Be assessed as liable to pay fees at the "overseas" (namely the non-EU) rate.Have sufficient funds to meet your tuition fees and living expenses, after taking account of the possible award of a Chancellor's International Scholarship.Intend to remain on the programme for which the scholarship is offered.
To apply for this scholarship you must first have submitted your application to study through the University of Sussex online postgraduate application system: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/applying/When you have applied for your course, apply for the scholarship using the application form: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/studentlifecentre/funding/cisapplicationConfirmation of submission will be sent automatically following your submission. If you do not receive this, please ensure that you check your junk/deletion folder for this notification as it may be sent directly to these folders depending on your email security settings.The closing date for applications to be received is 1 May 2017 23:59:00 BST. Applications received after 1 May 2017 will not be considered.
The HESPAL Scholarship is a joint award offered by the British Council and the University of Sussex which is centred on building capacity in Palestinian universities by providing young Palestinian academics with an English Masters course in a subject that will benefit their home institution and hence the Palestinian Territories.The University of Sussex and the British Council are committed to providing two scholarships per year. The scholarships covers: -Tuition Fees -Pre-departure briefing from the British Council -Arrival allowances -Thesis allowances -A monthly allowance to cover living expenses -Travel costs to and from the UKNB: Scholarships do not cover the cost for any accompanying family.Where awards are made in relation to a fee waiver no fee award will exceed the total fee payable. Holders of the HESPAL Scholarship are unable to hold another scholarship from the University of Sussex.Type of award Postgraduate taughtTimetable Deadline for Application: 1 January 2017End of March 2017: British Council informed of selection outcome
Value of Scholarship(s)
Full tuition fee waiver
Be a resident citizen of Palestinian Territories.Be currently employed by the Palestinian university which nominates her/him.Have a Bachelors or Masters degree from a Palestinian university with a minimum grade of very good (and equivalent to at least a 2.1 Bachelor's Degree from UK).Be below the age of 35 on application.Sign a written undertaking to return to Palestine within a time frame agreed, normally one year.Have IELTS certification appropriate for course and university (normally at least 6.5, sometimes higher).
PGCE First-Generation Scholars Award (2017)
No. of awards TBC
The University of Sussex has developed a generous scheme, the First- Generation Scholars Scheme which provides support if your household income is less than £42,875 per annum. This support is in addition to any loans from the Student Loans CompanyYou will receive a £600 cash award, paid at the start of the second term.Award amount £600 cash payment made on 14th January 2017 or later if household income assessed later in the year.Further information For more information about PGCE funding please visit this web site: http://www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching/funding/training-in-england/postgraduate-fundingContact details Student Funding Team Student Life Centre Bramber House University of Sussex Falmer East Sussex BN1 9QUTel: 01273 872994 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Value of Scholarship(s)
£600 cash award
Your eligibility for the First Generation Scholars Scheme will be assessed by the Student Loans Company (SLC) when you make your application for funding.Please ensure that you have ticked the box authorising the sharing of income to enable the SLC to make this assessment.Students who are studying on the Schools Direct (Salaried) courses will not be eligible for this award.
There is no formal application for the PGCE First-Generation Scholars Award. Information is automatically downloaded from Student Finance England and passed to the University.
USA Friends Scholarships (2017)
No. of awards TBC
Thanks to the generosity of our North American alumni and the Friends of the University of Sussex, a scholarship of an amount equivalent to $10,000 is available to nationals or permanent residents of the USA who will be studying a one year taught Master's degree course at the University of Sussex.The scholarships will be awarded on academic merit.Eligibility You will not be eligible for this scholarship if you meet any of the following exclusions: -Have applied for a course at the Institute of Development Studies except the MA Gender and Development and MSc Climate Change, Development and Policy -Have applied to study MSc Social Research Methods -Have applied to study a DPhil (1+3) course -Have applied to study a Foundation Year, Postgraduate Certificate, International Year One Diploma in Business and Management or Pre-Masters -Have applied to study Pre-Masters courses and diplomas taught at partner colleges -Have applied to study the Masters in Business Administration or Masters in Education -Have applied for a course within the Brighton and Sussex Medical School -Have applied for LLM in Corruption, Law and Governance (delivered in Qatar)Timetable By 23:59 BST 3rd April 2017: Deadline for all applications to be received.By 3 June 2017: Applicants notified of the outcome of their application by email.Autumn Term: Scholars receive award payment.Further information Applications will be ranked and assessed on the following criteria: -Academic merit (including grades) -Academic reference -Impact the scholarship will have on you -Ambition -Why you have chosen the University of Sussex and the contribution you will make to the communityYour referee for your application should ideally be a personal tutor or academic mentor at your current or last college or University.Contact details The Student Funding TeamStudent Life Centre Bramber House University of Sussex Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QUTel: +44 1273 872994Email: email@example.com
Value of Scholarship(s)
An amount equivalent to $10,000 maintenance award
Be a national or permanent resident of the United States of America.Have applied for and been offered a place on a full time Postgraduate Taught degree at the University of Sussex (MA, MSc, LLM, Dip Grad).Have been assessed as paying overseas fees.Remain on the programme for which the scholarship is offered.
Scholarship applications must be submitted online here, along with an academic reference which can be uploaded with your application form or submitted separately via email to firstname.lastname@example.orgConfirmation of submission will be sent automatically following your submission. If you do not receive this, please ensure that you check your junk/deletion folder for this notification as it may be sent directly to these folders depending on your email security settings.Please note that you must also have submitted your course application on the University of Sussex online postgraduate application system: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/applying/
An upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above; six to nine months of relevant practice experience; GCSE Mathematics and English (or equivalent) at grade C or above. For further admission details, see the website: View Website
Recipient: University of Sussex
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