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The award
MA

How long you will study
2 years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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About Social Work at Manchester Metropolitan University

Year of entry

2017

Length

2 years full-time

Tuition Fees

UK and EU students

UK and EU students: Full-time fee: £7,560 per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Non-EU and Channel Island students

Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Full-time fee: £14,400 per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional Information

A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of study provided the course is completed in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional Costs

Specialist Costs

Optional Estimate: £400

How are these costs calculated?

All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 each year for books and printing.

Placement Costs

Compsulsory Estimate: £2 to 12 a day whilst on placement (costs will vary considerably)

How are these costs calculated?

You will need to budget for travel costs to your placement which could be up to 80 kilometres from the University. Travel costs to placement will vary considerably depending on where you live, the location of your placement and how you choose to travel. Information on public transport costs within Greater Manchester can be found at www.tfgm.com. You should budget for car parking whilst on placement.

Professional Costs

Compulsory Estimate: £0 to 135 depending on your status. Please go to our DBS webpage for more details: http://www.mmu.ac.uk/dbs/

Optional Estimate: £0 - this may change pending a review of the social work regulatory body

How are these costs calculated?

DBS Checks - Before starting on your course, you must undergo a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check (Enhanced Disclosure). At the time of going to press, you do not have to pay for your first DBS check. If you cannot attend a DBS session at the University before the start of the course, you can use the UK Post Office Document Certification Service, which costs approximately £10. If you are not a UK citizen, or if you have lived in one country outside the UK for six or more months in the last five years, you must where this is possible obtain a police clearance certificate from the country in which you resided, in addition to the Disclosure and Barring Service check. You must supply a certified translation if the certificate does not automatically include this. Costs vary and can include fingerprint and translation fees where required. Returning students, who have already had a DBS certificate from Manchester Met and who need a second DBS certificate, for example, due to a suspension of study, are required to pay the DBS fee. Please go to our DBS webpage for more details and for current DBS fees: http://www.mmu.ac.uk/dbs /At the time of going to press there are no costs related to professional membership. This may change pending a review of the social work regulatory body.

Location

Manchester Campus

Department

Department of Social Care and Social Work

Manchester Metropolitan University has a long established programme of providing social work education including both post graduate and undergraduate qualifying courses in social work, doctoral level research, post qualification professional training and post registration training.

The overall purpose of our programmes is to produce professionally capable, analytical and critical reflective social work practitioners, capable of working in any social work service or setting.  We seek to develop professionals committed to a value based approach to practice and the promotion of social justice and positive social change.

The Social Work department is home to a wealth of research activities and groups which informs our teaching and helps to inform the way in which Social Work is viewed throughout the country.

At Manchester Met we recognise the value of excellent relations with local and national employers.  We are active in working in partnership with local agencies, charities and volunteer agencies in order to develop placement opportunities for our students and innovative in creating post registration and professional development curricula.

The Department of Social Care and Social Work is strongly committed to engagement with the communities where our social care and social work graduates will work. We have an active Service Users and Carers Group, who feed in and evaluate how our programmes are designed and provide essential experience and guidance to our students.

Tuition Fees

UK and EU students

UK and EU students: Full-time fee: £7,560 per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Non-EU and Channel Island students

Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Full-time fee: £14,400 per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional Information

A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of study provided the course is completed in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Placement options

The programme incorporates two social work practice  learning placements. The first placement is of 70 days duration and the second and final placement is of 100 days. The university has an excellent relationship with a range of statutory, non-statutory, voluntary and private agencies providing social work services and social work placements. Students are fully supported throughout their placements by a specialist placement team and network of experienced practice based social work educators.

Career options after the course

The choice of possible career routes is diverse and after graduation there are opportunities for work within statutory social services, the voluntary sector and social work within the private sector. Our programme is delivered in partnership with employers and has strong links to regional employers enhancing student employability.

There are also a range of opportunities for postgraduate study and research. This course is accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council.

Study options for this course

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Fees for this course have yet to be confirmed and will be updated shortly

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Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements

Applicants are expected to have  a UK honours degree (or international equivalent) at upper  second class  or above,  although consideration may be given to students with degree classifications in the lower second class  range.

GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications (e.g. Functional Skills Level 2 in English & Mathematics and Key Skills) may be considered. 

We do not accept Adult Numeracy or Literacy.

Demonstration of a genuine commitment to social work and  social justice is essential. Relevant  experience and  employment is highly desirable as is previous  study  in a social science  or related  areas

 

There's further information for international students on our international website if you're applying with non-UK qualifications.

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