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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Hope Park

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    26 months

Course summary

ABOUT THE COURSE

The main aim of the MA in Social Work is to produce competent, reflective, analytical and research-minded social workers, who are vocationally qualified, with advanced knowledge and skills to bring about innovations through collaborative practice and continuous learning.

The new programme was developed in consultation with Social Care Service Users and Stakeholders, who are also, actively involved in delivery of the programme. Practising social car professionals ensure teaching is relevant to the cutting edge of today's social work agenda and teaching methods facilitate participative learning. The MA course is nationally recognised and validated and leads to eligibility to register with the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) as a professional social worker.

Why choose this subject?

Choose this subject if you want to make a difference to people’s lives and feel passionate and committed to social justice.

Our students say: “The MA in Social Work delivered at Hope gives prospective Social Workers an opportunity to engage with what I have found to be a unique blend of traditional, mainstream and radical ideas on Social Work which is also underpinned by current and critical and cutting edge teaching and research” (David Christie, MA student).

The student intake each year is limited to 25 students – you will get to know the teaching team well and also have the opportunity to develop excellent peer group support.

The team has expertise in children and family social work, theorising childhood, racism and anti-racist social work, mental health and mental health user movements, youth justice, radical social work histories, community engagement and international social work.

The Masters qualification is highly regarded by employers.

Our Social Work MA is accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Upon successful completion of the degree, you will be eligible to register with the HCPC as a professional social worker.

CAREERS

Social work is a large and growing sector which provides a wide variety of career opportunities. About half of Social Workers are involved in some way with supporting children, families and young people. However, if you prefer to work mainly with adults there are many specialist areas in which to develop your skills and your career, such as working with people using mental health services or enabling people with a learning disability to live independent lives.

Tuition fees

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£ 5,700per year

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

University information

Liverpool Hope University

  • University League Table

    62nd

  • Campus address

    Liverpool Hope University, Hope Park, Liverpool, Liverpool, L16 9JD, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    26th out of 83 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    132 76%

    19th

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%

    36th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%

    19th

    1

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