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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Winchester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

  • Complete the training necessary to register as a social worker
  • Two placements matched to your aptitude and experiences
  • Opportunities to learn from service users, carers, and professionals
  • The programme is approved by Social Work England

Social Work at Winchester is a professional qualification covering the main knowledge, skills and values essential for practising as a newly qualified social worker. Successful completion of this programme makes you eligible to register as a social worker with Social Work England.

You cover the key knowledge base of social work – social policy, legislation, aspects of psychology and sociology, social work theory, and social work methods and communication. The course provides an introduction to the development of professional identity and the acquisition of professional values. You discuss the complexities and importance of interprofessional working; develop an understanding of the importance of sociological and psychological perspectives across the life course; and gain a critical understanding of different types of interventions underpinned by legislation and social policy. There is a key introductory module which enforces the concept of professional, reflective practice and professional boundaries.

You complete two practice learning placements – 70 days in the first year and 100 days in the second year. Each placement is matched to your needs, aptitude and experiences. On completion of the course, you have a good knowledge of risk and assessment, a clear sense of the opportunities and demands of being a professional social work practitioner, and the skills and knowledge required at a newly qualified level.

Masterclasses offer the chance to learn alongside external practitioners and there are strong links with partner agencies who provide both practice placements and contribute to the teaching and development of the course. Service Users and Carers contribute to your learning throughout the programme.

Accreditation

This programme is approved by Social Work England which means you’ll be eligible to apply for registration as a social worker on successful completion of the course.

Careers

Graduates may work with any service user or carer group across the profession, ranging from work in the statutory sector for both children and adults through to roles within the voluntary and independent sector.

Application deadline

31 May 2021

Tuition fees

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£ 13,800per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Winchester

  • University League Table

    105th

  • Campus address

    University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 4NR, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    60th out of 83 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    116 67%

    49th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    49th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%

    61st

    26

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