Social Work, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    12900 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    8100 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #301 (WUR) ,
The full-time course combines in-depth professional training and tuition with high quality practice placements. Graduate and you’ll be eligible to register as a qualified social worker.

About

They’ve designed our course for graduates with at least six months’ relevant work experience, who want to qualify as professional social workers.

An intensive orientation programme at the start of the course will develop your practical skills ready for your first placement, and will introduce you to theories and approaches within social work.

Your typical weekly pattern will then become one day of lectures and training on campus, with the rest of the week being either independent study or supported placement.

You’ll spend 70 days on practice placement in year 1 and 100 days in year 2. These practice placements will be in contrasting settings, one of which will involve statutory intervention and will include one placement in children’s services and one in adults. It’s likely that you’ll have to travel as part of your placement, so you’ll need your own transport to visit service users in the community, where public transport may not be available.

From communication skills to legal duties, professional decision-making to an understanding of socio-economic factors, our course will equip you fully for the challenges you’ll face in social work.

Accreditation

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Privy Council, Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Assessed Readiness for Direct Practice
  • Social Work Knowledge, Values and Skills
  • Well-being across the Life Course in a Diverse Society
  • Developing Professional Social Work Practice
  • Analytical Thinking and Decision-Making in Professional Social Work
  • Powers, Duties and Accountability in Professional Social Work
  • Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    7.5

    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.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Main
  • A first degree with honours at a minimum final classification of Upper Second (2:1) preferred.
  • 3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths.
  • If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 7.0 ( Academic level), or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.
  • To receive an offer of a place on this course you must be successful at interview.
Notes
  • An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will also be required.
  • A satisfactory Occupational Health clearance will also be required.
  • A minimum of six months experience of working within social work or social care that allows for the successful completion of a pre-interview written task designed to evidence a satisfactory level of preparation for assessed practice.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12900 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8100 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

It’s important to decide how to fund your course before applying. Use the funding guide for postgraduate students to learn more about the following:

  • The Government’s new £10k Masters loan
  • Applying for our scholarships
  • Additional funding options and support

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.