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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Sir Tom Cowie Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Overview

As a social worker you will have opportunities to make a real difference to some of the most marginalised and vulnerable people in society. You could take your career in a number of directions such as working in child protection, with young people in care, older people, people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health difficulties, homeless people, people with drug dependencies, or with any other group of people with specialist needs.

MA Social Work combines classroom learning and practical experience. You'll study the context of social work, legal and policy frameworks, social work theory, psychological and sociological theory, power, discrimination and anti-oppressive practice. You will consolidate this theoretical knowledge with two placements to put your learning into practice.

Career ready

MA Social Work is a highly practical qualification. After successful completion of the MA Social Work course you will be eligible to apply to register with Social Work England as a newly qualified social worker.

Many Social Work jobs are with local authorities, but you could also work in an NHS trust, a voluntary agency, a charity, the Criminal Justice system or other agencies helping people in need of support.

With an MA in Social Work you also have the option to continue in academia, and apply to study for a PhD.

Tuition fees

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£ 10,000per 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 Sunderland

  • University League Table

    92nd

  • Campus address

    University of Sunderland, Edinburgh Building, City Campus, Chester Road, Sunderland, Sunderland, SR1 3SD, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    40th out of 79 31

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    126 73%

    37th

    17
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    95 95%

    9th

    64
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.89 78%

    55th

    10

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