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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Huddersfield

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

About the course

This professional qualifying course is intended for graduates who are committed to a future career in social work. The course is designed to help prepare you to work in all social care settings including residential, field, day care, healthcare and education within statutory, voluntary and private sectors, as well as multi-disciplinary settings and work teams. It also aims to produce practitioners who can critically reflect on their practice and promote anti-oppressive practice in a multicultural society.

  • This course is approved by Social Work England and leads to eligibility to apply for registration as a qualified social worker.
  • It will assist you in developing the key skills required to become a confident and competent social worker in line with the Professional Capabilities Framework for Social Work.
  • You will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills including communication, assessment, analysis and reflection, as well as gaining knowledge in a range of areas, such as legislation, policy and how people interact with their environments.
  • The course offers you the opportunity to work with service users, carers, social work practitioners and experienced university tutors, as well as engaging with an internationally recognised research department in social work.
  • You will have the opportunity to put what you have learnt into practice through undertaking two assessed work placements, helping you to enhance your academic and personal development. This is managed and delivered by a long-standing partnership between the University and local social work agencies, including statutory, voluntary and service user-led organisations.

Placements

During the course you will undertake a 70 day placement in year 1 and a 100 day placement in year 2. These are managed and assessed by experienced practice educators, who provide opportunities for you to develop and apply the knowledge, value base and professional capabilities required of social workers in qualified practice.

Placements are undertaken in wide variety of settings within the voluntary and statutory sectors, including local authorities, national charities, drug and alcohol services, housing agencies, sexual health services and a wide variety of other social care and welfare services. Placements are also provided across a wide range of service user groups and you may have the opportunity to work with vulnerable adults, children and families, young people, people with learning disabilities or people with mental health issues.

Career support

Upon successful completion of this course you are currently eligible to apply for registration with Social Work England as a qualified social worker. This is the professional qualification required to practice as a social worker in the UK. This course provides the opportunity for you to work with either children and families or adult services, in the statutory, independent and voluntary sector. Our graduates now work in a variety of settings across the statutory sector, including Local Authorities and a wide range of national charities and organisations.

Tuition fees

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£ 16,000per 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 Huddersfield

  • University League Table

    53rd

  • Campus address

    University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, Kirklees, HD1 3DH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    21st out of 79 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    136 79%

    19th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85.0 85%

    43rd

    10
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.21 84%

    14th

    13

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