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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Medway Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Social work is about changing lives for the better. Designed as a route into professional practice for graduates, the Kent MA is taught by qualified social workers.

Overview

You have access to placements across a range of settings, allowing you to develop your practice and research skills and apply knowledge to practice. Our graduates become confident, competent practitioners. Home/EU students may be eligible to apply for a Department of Health bursary for both years of study.

The School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR)

Social Work at Kent is part of the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, operating across Canterbury and Medway campuses.

The School supports a large and thriving postgraduate community. We have close links with employers such as Kent County Council, Medway Council and Avante Care, who not only provide student practice learning opportunities but are also engaged in joint research projects with us.

Our learning community also includes service users and carers who work with us to ensure that this programme and our research work represents a wide range of perspectives, including those of people who receive services.

The Social Work MA is based at the University's Medway campus and benefits from the excellent new facilities on site. Students also benefit from the insights and experience of a wide range of practitioners from different settings, through their teaching and evaluation of practice learning portfolios.

Teaching and assessment

In addition to assessed work, linked to both taught modules and practice learning, you also complete a dissertation in a specific area of research in your second year.

Careers

Of Social Work students who graduated in 2016, over 94% of those who responded to a national survey were in work or further study within six months (DLHE).

Social work jobs exist in local authority and health settings (eg social services departments, hospital settings), voluntary organisations (Barnardo's, NSPCC) and private agencies such as private fostering agencies and care homes.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 10,300per 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 Kent

  • University League Table

    50th

  • Campus address

    University of Kent, Recruitment and Admissions Office, Registry, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, England

With a global reputation for academic excellence, first-class research and teaching, Kent offers a superb education and memorable student experience.
Kent welcomes students from 152 countries. 21% of students are from Europe and overseas, creating a diverse and supportive community.
Located in historic and inspiring locations that have the continent on their doorstep, you’ll be part of a global community and supported every step of the way.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 79 16

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    128 75%

    34th

    19
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85.0 85%

    43rd

    12
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    27th

    53

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