We are offering two social work qualifications - an MA and a PGDip - for applicants who hold a relevant degree and experience of paid or voluntary work with vulnerable people within the UK.
Graduates completing the Social Work (PGDip) MA from Oxford Brookes University are eligible for registration as a qualified social worker with the social work regulatory body, the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
Part-time: maximum of 5 years
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Take IELTS test
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You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
You can apply for either the MA in Social Work or the PGDip in Social Work. Both courses lead to fully qualified social work status.
Candidates who did not complete GCSE English Language within the UK will be asked to obtain one of the following:
All applicants must be screened for fitness to practise and undertake a full Disclosure and Barring Service check.
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