|Study location||United Kingdom, Coach Lane Campus|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||2 years|
|Tuition fee||£12,000 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
- A second class honours degree in a relevant social sciences or related subject area
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
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.
The MA Social Work is a postgraduate programme designed to enable students to gain both a Masters degree and apply to be a registered social worker. On successful completion, graduates can apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.
This up-to-date and modernised curriculum has been designed to meet all the current requirements and recommendations of both the regulatory body and The College of Social Work and will enable students to develop a range of knowledge, skills and values common to social work across a range of settings with service users and carers.
Students will undertake two practice placements totalling 170 days of assessed practice learning. Successful students will be in a position to apply for registration and achieve a Master’s award in 22 months. A Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in Social Welfare represents an academic exit award for candidates who choose not to complete the qualifying programme.
This programme is for graduates wishing to register with the HCPC as a qualified social worker. The programme runs in partnership with local agencies providing social work services and users and carers, and with a strong focus on practice. The programme aims to develop research informed and critical practitioners who are prepared to meet the challenge of social work in the 21st century.
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.