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The award
MA

How long you will study
years

Domestic course fees
GBP 5400 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 14250 per total

All study options

About Social Work at University of Derby

This course enables you to gain the experience and professional capabilities in order to reach the Health and Care Profession Council's Standards of Proficiency which will entitle you to apply to register as a Social Worker,as long as you meet theHCPC's requirements.

Partnerships with people

Social workers form partnerships with people, helping them to assess and interpret the problems they face, and support them in finding solutions. This course will provide you with the skills and theories that will enable you to work as a qualified social worker in a range of settings. A career in social work is very challenging, but equally rewarding, as you get the opportunity to help make a difference to someone's life.

Engaging placements

During this course you'll spend 170 days in work placements where you can apply the theory you learn into practice. You'll have 80 days in practice during stage one, and 90 days during stage two.

We have great links with our partners in the local and surrounding areas, so we can provide you with the effective and practical experience you'll need.

We're proud to say that our courses are closely mapped against the health and social care sector. This ensures that our curriculum is up-to-date, providing you with the assurance that your learning is current and relevant. This does mean that we do have to respond to national changes such as government policy. As a result, some of the information about our courses may change. Please check the website for the latest information.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study find out
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 5400 per yearInternational course feesGBP 14250 per total

Entry requirements

You'll need:

  • A minimum 2:1honours degree (except in exceptional circumstances) or international equivalent.
  • GSCE grade C or above in English and maths or certificated equivalences, regardless of previous educational qualifications.
  • Completion of a written test, regardless of previous qualification or educational background.
  • To meet communicating and comprehension skills to International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS) at level 7.
  • To undergo a health check and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The health check determines your fitness for practice.
  • Confirm prior to interview/offer decision making that you can use basic IT facilities, including word processing, internet browsing and use of email.
  • Demonstrate awareness of social context for social work practice, awareness of self, ability to develop rapport and potential to develop relevant knowledge, skills and values through professional training (Understanding the levels of the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF)).

*Accreditation of prior learning will not be considered for this course

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