|United Kingdom, Coach Lane Campus
|Master courses, full-time
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
- A second class honours degree in a relevant social sciences or related subject area
IELTS: 7.0 (with a minimum of 7.0 in each band)
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
The selection process for the MA Social Work course involves three stages.
Stage one: Initial direct application form to Northumbria University. We will read all applications and decide whether you are likely to meet the academic and other requirements of the course.
Stage two: Candidates who successfully pass stage one are invited to an introductory session that includes an individual written exercise, during which candidates are required to demonstrate a good standard of written English. You must successfully pass this written exercise before being invited back for interview at a later date.
Stage three: The final stage comprises an individual interview.
Note: For applicants from oversees or living more than 100 miles away from the University it may be possible to complete the written exercise and interview on the same day.
Interested? To learn more about this study programme, entry requirements and application process, please contact one of our consultants in a country nearest to you.
This MA programme offers graduates a recognised full-time 22 month route to registration with the HCPC. Students study six modules which include a range of academic and practice areas including: law, social policy, introduction to social work and its value base, evidence based practice and practice placements. On successful completion, students will have been assessed as meeting the standards of proficiency required by the Social Work regulatory body, Health and Care Professions Council and professional capabilities for qualifying social workers. This places them in the position to apply for registration with the HCPC.
The applied nature of Social Work as an academic subject means that practice is an essential part of learning. Students are encouraged to plan, manage and review their own personal and professional development alongside the more formal methods of learning. The programme is delivered in a variety of ways including lectures, seminars, group and one to one tutorials, video recording, use of electronic platforms and resources as well as assessed practice placements of 170 days. All these are designed to enable learning of knowledge, skills and values that are essential on a programme leading to a professional award. There is a significant amount of directed and independent learning aimed at encouraging lifelong skills in autonomous learning.