Are you a solutions person who can meet a challenge? Do you function in crisis situations; are you resilient, flexible and a team player? 

Social workers advise and support people at times of difficulty and deal with a wide range of problems such as the effects of ill health, disability, family breakdown, bereavement, discrimination, poverty and disadvantage. Helping people in these situations is rewarding but complex and challenging and requires a high level of commitment and resilience. 

The MA Social Work programme reflects changes in government policy and social work practice and is based on current knowledge and research. We have strong partnerships with local employers ensuring high quality practice placements and potential job opportunities on completion of the programme. 

Innovative teaching and learning resources have been developed such as the use of drama and online resource access as student support and the student experience are our key priorities. Our teaching team is supported by practitioners, service users and carers and in addition there are close links between the social work programmes and the university's Centre for Applied Social Research. University of Greenwich has a strong track record of achievement and provides high quality education approved by the HCPC and endorsed by the College of Social Work. 

Please note that the part-time route is employment based and only available to graduates sponsored/supported by their employer in partnership and through agreement with the programme.

The Department ofPsychology, Social Work & Counselling is a trusted provider of excellent academicdegrees and vocational training. Our teaching staff are research active and areexperts in their respective field.  Thedepartment is consistently rated highly in the National Student Survey. Wepride ourselves on combining high-quality teaching with world-class research anda vibrant student experience. We have well-equipped facilities and laboratoriesto support our activities and we employ creative teaching methods andassessment techniques. All our programmes offer a wide choice of courses and wewelcome and offer support to students from a range of backgrounds.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To facilitate graduates to gain social work knowledge, skills and understanding and the ability to apply these to their practice and work with and support families and individuals who have challenging and complex needs
  • To develop and enhance students ability to critically analyse the values which underpin social work, such as social justice, equality and fairness. Additionally, students will develop an understanding of social policy, current social work legislation and enhanced practice skills
  • To develop critically reflective practitioners who can demonstrate excellent communication skills, creativity and emotional resilience and deal with the complexities and challenges of the social work task.

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Social Work

Social Work is an extremely varied profession providing opportunities to work with a wide range of service user groups. Our programmes lead to nationally recognised qualifications in social work.

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MA, MA Award
Full-time, Part-time Study Mode
2 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

  • A first class honours degree or 2.1 preferably in the social sciences although other disciplines will be considered. Applicants with a high 2.2 degree may be considered.
  • PLUS GCSE English and mathematics at grade C or above, or equivalent
  • PLUS a minimum of one year's full-time or part-time experience or equivalent in a social care or advocacy related activity, either paid or voluntary.
  • Applicants should also either be eligible to apply for an NHS Social Work bursary (but should note a cap on number of bursaries available to the programme now applies), be self funded or will be funded by their employer.
  • Applicants will need to obtain a reference from their manager or volunteer coordinator.
  • Applicants will be required to provide a current valid passport and undergo a health check and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) criminal record disclosure.
  • Students who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an IELTS score of 7 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each skill) or an equivalent rating in another Secure English Language test.

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