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Discover MA Social Work
Social Work is all about understanding and striving to improve the lives of people in society. Social Workers listen to people's needs, from young children to people struggling with addictions, and help them to cope and improve their quality of life. Social Workers are in high demand by employers across different industries because of their expertise and training. A social work qualification can lead to diverse work opportunities working with people and also in policy, education, research, management and leadership.
If you already have a degree and are interested in becoming a social worker, our Postgraduate Social Work courses (MA /PGDip) can lead to the qualification you need. As a graduate you can apply for social work registration in England with Social Work England.
Our courses deliver high-quality social work education. We have been approved by and teach to Social Work England (SWE) Standards of Proficiency for Social Workers in England, and the British Association of Social Workers’ (BASW) Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF). Our graduates are highly employable, with almost 100% obtaining employment after graduating. We have links with Local Authority employers, local private voluntary and independent sector organisations.
Discover how our MA Social Work could kickstart your career by joining us for a tour of our facilities on Thursday 13 April. You will be able to see our modern facilities at our Marston Road site, speak to members of the staff that teach the course, as well as current students, and ask any questions you may have about the course.
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Headington (Marston Road site)
PLEASE NOTE: Disabled badge holders must pre-book a space on campus by contacting email@example.com with your vehicle registration number and any details of your requirements. We will then be able to allocate a car parking space, and can make any other arrangements for you as necessary.
We strongly advise you not to travel by car unless absolutely necessary, as parking is very restricted in the city and on our campuses. If you wish to come by car, we recommend using the the following Park & Ride:
- (OX3 8DP) Thornhill Park & Ride
There will be a small charge of £2 to park at Thornhill Park & Ride.
The bus stop is situated inside the Park and Ride complex. Once you’ve parked your car, simply hop on our *FREE BROOKESbus service which will take you straight to campus.
The Thornhill Park & Ride is serviced by the 400 BROOKESbusU1, which connects the Park & Rides with our Gipsy Lane and Headington Hill sites (Headington Campus), the city centre and Harcourt Hill and Wheatley Campuses. The 400 BROOKESbusU1 runs from 7.45am throughout the day and into the evening. If you are visiting the Marston Road site, you can get the U1B BROOKESbus service directly there from Thornhill Park & Ride (via Headington campus). The U1B runs from 8.00am, with the last return service to Thornhill departing Marston Road at 4.20pm.
*Free travel is only valid on the 400 BROOKESbusU1, U1B and 100 BROOKESbusU5 services during our Open Day events. Standard bus fares apply when attending all other Oxford Brookes events.
If you are using satellite navigation to find this campus the post code required is OX3 0BP.
- From the south - take the M40, leave at junction 8 and follow the signs for Oxford along the A40. Then follow the signs for Marston.
- From the north - take the M40, leave at junction 8a and follow the signs for Oxford along the A40. Then follow the signs for Marston.
- Coming to Oxford via another route - we recommend taking the ring road to the Headington Roundabout and following the signs to Marston.
There are direct train services to Oxford from London and many other UK towns and cities. Please only use Oxford railway station in the city centre, not Oxford Parkway as it is not serviced by our free BROOKESbus.
You can get the 400 BROOKESbusU1 bus from just outside the train station in Frideswide Square directly to Headington Campus, as well as into the city centre and to Harcourt Hill and Wheatley campuses. For buses in the direction of Headington and Wheatley, you will need to go to stop R7 Frideswide Square.
There is a direct motorway coach service from London, running as often as every 10-15 minutes most of the day, every 20-30 minutes late evenings and hourly right through the night. Travel time 70-110 minutes depending on traffic. Pay the driver - you don't have to book ahead.
These coaches drop you off right outside Oxford Brookes Headington Campus as well as in Oxford city centre. You will then need to follow directions to the Marston Road site. For more information please visit:
Coaches from the airport and London stop near Oxford Brookes Headington campus on Headington Road. You will then need to follow directions to the Marston Road site. If you have lots of luggage with you and need a taxi to your accommodation, stay on the coach until the last stop,which is Gloucester Green coach station in the centre of Oxford. It is much easier to find a taxi from there.
Direct coach services to Oxford also run from:
For more information and timetable information, please visit the National Express website, telephone: 01234 567890.
Getting from Gipsy Lane to Marston Road site:
The recommended route is via Pullens Lane, the Clive Booth Halls footpath and John Garne Way. This is approximately a 20 minute walk.
- From Headington Road, turn right on to Pullens Lane.
- Take the first footpath on the left. Walk downhill and take the next path on your right into the grounds of Clive Booth.
- Continue downhill until you reach the end of the path, then veer left on to the road through the grounds of Clive Booth. This becomes John Garne Way.
- Continue down John Garne Way until you reach Marston Road.
- Turn right and carry on for about 500 metres, past the war memorial and William Street. Turn right on to Harberton Mead.
- The first entrance on your left will bring you to the front of the School of Health and Social Care.
*Please note that the BROOKESbus times and services may change closer to the event date and that these times do not reflect the time that may be spent getting to bus stops and waiting for buses. Please allow plenty of time to travel between campuses.*
Remember to show the BROOKESbus driver your digital Open Day Guide for free travel for you and your guests. Free travel is only valid on the 400 BROOKESbusU1, U1B and 100 BROOKESbusU5 services.
Several bus routes connect our campuses, the surrounding area and city centre. For the Marston Road site you will need one of the following:
- U1B BROOKESbus
- 13/X13 (Stagecoach)
Please visit the relevant website for the most up to date information about Timetables, fares and route maps: