The MA Social Work is a two-year full-time course that will start in January 2018. It has been designed for those who have a degree and experience in the Health and Social Care Work field and wish to become a qualified social worker and provides the opportunity to both studies and work in Children and Families Social Work and Adult Social Work.
The MA Social Work is a two-year full-time course, designed for those who have a degree and experience in the Health and Social Care Work field and wish to become a qualified social worker. It provides the opportunity for both studies and works in Children and Families Social Work and Adult Social Work giving you the freedom to guide your career the way you want to.
This course will start in January 2018.
This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council and therefore individuals who successfully complete the course will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.
We work closely with employers in the statutory and independent sectors to ensure our course content retains a focus on the people entitled to use the services. It also helps to ensure that you are ready for professional practice when you qualify.
Teaching is carried out by staff from a range of professional backgrounds and is underpinned by research, providing you with a great balance between academic and applied educational experiences.
When you graduate you may be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and you will need to abide by a code of ethics and behaviour in relation to the profession.
On completion of the course, you may choose to enter the profession by working in services for children or adults. Opportunities may also exist in social services departments, the private and independent sector, educational welfare, services such as guidance providing agencies, careers services and youth justice.
You will need:
- an undergraduate degree (minimum 2.1) or other recognised equivalent qualification
- applicants with a 2.2 will be considered on an individual basis but will be required to demonstrate in their Personal Statement how their experiences (e.g. awards, scholarships, work experience - either paid or unpaid) and knowledge and skills that will enable them to study this course at master's level.
- approximately 100 days (or equivalent) of social care related experience. You may be working towards the 100 days of experience at the time of application but the experience must be completed before the start of the course and this must be stated in your personal statement
- to provide one reference. This reference should show evidence of relevant social care related experience.
- GCSE English and Maths grade C or above.
If you are working towards your GCSE English Language and/or Maths or equivalent qualification please ensure you mention this on your application form.
In addition to the entry requirements listed above, all applicants must:
- take part in a face-to-face interview with a lecturer and practitioner or service user and complete a written test and group exercise
- demonstrate an understanding of the role of a social worker and current social work issues
- be familiar with the Professional Capability Framework entry-level requirements
- demonstrate your ability to communicate effectively, through spoken English
- demonstrate in your application your motivation to do the course
- outline the length of time spent gaining relevant social care experience and the type of social care experience you have in your application - either paid or voluntary which specifically demonstrates your suitability to practise Social Work
- provide a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly known as a Criminal Records Bureau disclosure) (which includes proof of identity)
- provide a satisfactory health declaration
- provide a satisfactory character conduct declaration
- confirm the ability to use a range of IT facilities including email, internet and word processing.
- Ensure your VISA allows you to work whilst completing your course. You can email our International Team for further advice and support on this.
- Attend a face-to-face Assessment Day as part of your application. No alternative will be given.
For information about course fees visit www.ntu.ac.uk/s3fees
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