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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Kedleston Road Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

This course enables you to gain experience and professional capabilities which will help you to apply to register as a Social Worker.

Course description

  • Gain experience in work placements where you can put theory into practice
  • Study a course approved by Social Work England
  • Apply for a bursary from the Department of Health and you may be eligible for funding towards your tuition fees and work placement travel expenses.

How you will learn

Our teaching team includes several qualified social workers with many years of experience working in the sector. Some of the classroom-based activities include lectures, small group work, case discussions and debates. During this course, you’ll spend 170 days in work placements where the theory you have learnt can be put into practice. All placements are allocated for you and will give you a broad range of experience.

Careers

There's a growing demand for qualified social workers who can work in a variety of fields, and this course prepares you for that. You could work with issues such as child protection, vulnerable adults, mental health, disability, older adults and youth justice. These may exist in a variety of settings such as hospitals, day centres, area offices, residential centres, voluntary sectors and schools.

The course is made up of three stages – Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and MA.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 14,700per year

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

University information

University of Derby

  • University League Table

    91st

  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning international team offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to international students.
The University of Derby has around 1,700 students from 100 countries, studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    48th out of 77 25

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    136 82%

    20th

    31
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72.0 72%

    57th

    10
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.81 76%

    50th

    39

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