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MScSocial Work

University of Winchester
United Kingdom, Winchester
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Students cover the key knowledge base as applied to social work – social policy, legislation, aspects of psychology and sociology, social work theory, and social work methods and communication.

The course provides an introduction to the development of professional identity and the acquisition of professional values. Students discuss the complexities and importance of interprofessional working; develop an understanding of the importance of sociological and psychological perspectives across the life course; and gain a critical understanding of different types of interventions underpinned by legislation and social policy.

There is a key introductory module which enforces the concept of professional, reflective practice and professional boundaries. Following the core social work modules, students undertake a research module and a dissertation.

Students must also complete two practice learning placements – 70-days in the first year and 100-days in the second year. Each placement is different and matched to the student’s needs, aptitude and experiences.

The final year consolidates earlier teaching, developing research and writing skills. On completion of the course, students have a good knowledge of risk and assessment, a clear sense of the opportunities and demands of being a professional social work practitioner, and the skills and knowledge required at a newly qualified level.

Programme structure

Introduction to Professional Social Work
The Legal and Professional Knowledge Base of Social Work
Professional Social Work: Methods and Interventions
Research in Practice
First Practice Placement
Cultural Competence in Social Work Practice
Social Work Risk and Assessment
Social Work in Contemporary Society
Writing for Publication
Second Practice Placement

Career opportunities

Graduates may work with any service user or carer group across the profession, ranging from work in the statutory sector for both children and adults through to roles within the voluntary and independent sector.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States