The core modules are:
- Skill Development and Professional Communication
- The Policy and Law Context of Social Care
- Social Work Practice 1 (70-day practicum experience)
- Social Work Theory, Assessment and Evidence-Informed Intervention with Adults
- Foundations in Child Welfare and Wellbeing
- Social Work Practice 2 (100-day practicum experience)
- Social Work Theory, Assessment and Evidence-Informed Intervention with Children and Families
In addition, MA students will be required to undertake
- Applied Research Methods
Please note: as courses are reviewed regularly, the list of modules may vary from that shown here.
Approach to assessment
Our modules are assessed in a variety of ways, including written assignments, class tests, portfolios, presentations and a dissertation.
Both awards require two practice placements, which will include attendance throughout the summer months.
For Full-time students Social Work Practice 1 is completed in the 1st Year during Semesters 2 and 3. Social Work Practice 2 is completed in the 2nd Year during Semesters 1 and 2.
The Part-time mode of study allows more flexibility as to when placements can be undertaken. Usually, for Part-time students Social Work Practice 1 is completed in the 2nd Year during Semesters 2 and 3 and Social Work Practice 2 is completed in the 3rd Year during Semsters 1 and 2.
The full-time route is a full-time course which requires five days a
week commitment to learning in the University, in practice placement
and distance learning.
A typical part-time route would be three days a week. This is dependent
on modules taken and the number of years. Practice placement requires a
minimum of three days per week attendance.
On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published
on the website. For more information, please visit our
Changes to programmes