This programme, which offers both an academic award and a professional qualification in social work (on successful completion you can apply to register as a social worker with the Health and Care Professions Council), prepares you for a career in a broad range of social work agencies and settings.
The teaching emphasis is on issues relevant to social work practice in contemporary Britain, and explores the ways in which sociology, law, social policy and psychology inform and enhance professional social work.
We work in partnership with local stakeholders, including the main statutory and voluntary social work agencies in the North-West, and the programme offers 200 days of placement practice learning (170 days on placement and 30 skills development days in the University).
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
Policy and Legal Contexts of Social Work
The Research-minded Practitioner
Preparation for Practice I
Social Divisions and Social Diversity
Social Work with Children and Families
Social Work and Young People
Social Work in Adult Social Care
Independent Social Work Research Study
Mental Distress and Health
Social Work and Drug use
Information contained on the website with respect of modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, or staff changes, or new research.
You can apply until:
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You need the following IELTS score:
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Part Time (per year):£3,250
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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