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Social Work (Postgraduate Entry) MSW

Sheffield Hallam University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Master of Social Work - MSW

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

- Gain the knowledge, skills, methods and values that inform social work.- Work with other professionals, service users and carers in practice placements across the social care sector.- Experience and engage in a variety of learning activities aimed at developing you as a professional social worker.Prepare for a career in social work with a course that is well connected with social work and social care service providers in the region.**How you learn**You split your study time between acquiring the latest knowledge and necessary skills at university, and then putting it into practice on professional work placements. You spend a total of 200 days working in professional settings and attending specialist skills days.You engage with a range of topics which includes- assessment, planning, intervention and review- skills development- psychosocial knowledge applied across the life course- professional ethics- law and policy- social work theory and practice models- research methods and evidence based practice**Applied learningWork placements**Practical work experience is at the heart of this course and is delivered through placements in relevant workplaces. Placements take place in the public sector and in private and voluntary agencies. During these placement periods you work full time putting what you've learned on the course into practice. You must complete 70 days for a first placement in your first year, and 100 days for the placement in your second year. Your placement attendance, learning and practice is assessed as part of your course.These placements take place with our partners in local authorities, private and voluntary agencies across South Yorkshire and the North East Midlands. Previous students have worked in Child Protection teams, adult social care, NHS mental health units, Youth Offending teams,and charities including the NSPCC, Age UK, Barnados, Mind and Women's Aid.**Networking opportunities**We invite practitioners to come in and discuss topical issues that are relevant for the profession of social work. They also co-deliver some of our teaching.Social workers are required to work with many other professionals, therefore you study alongside students and staff from related disciplines, including occupational therapy and law and criminology. Service users and carers are central to all aspects of the course delivery and development, including teaching, assessment and placements.The course enjoys close working relationships with key local employers with an aim of enhancing the employability of students. Placements are also a key part of the way students gain employment. The knowledge, skills and experience from the two placements provide the opportunity for work experience which can be used when applying for social work posts.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,460per year

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

Entry requirements

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GCSE/National 4/National 5 :

Normally five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English language or literature or equivalent, plus an honours degree recognised in the UK at 2.2 or above in any subject, together with relevant personal or professional experience of social care.


University information

Sheffield Hallam University

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    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    51st out of 83 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    122 70%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.28 86%



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