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Social Work (Postgraduate Entry) Central London Campus

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Social work

This course runs in close partnership with social work and social care agencies and local authorities based in inner and outer London boroughs as well as neighbouring counties where you will benefit from two practice learning placements – experiencing the world of social work first hand, learning from direct practice with qualified practitioners, service users, carers and other professionals. Practice based learning is integrated with college-based teaching and learning throughout the programme.

The combination of a taught and practice curriculum breaks down barriers between practice, policy and research, meaning you will emerge from the course as a critically reflective practitioner who can work for the most vulnerable in society within an anti-oppressive framework.

The Department of Social Work has a longstanding tradition of providing excellent social work education and training and has produced a wide range of research that has been highly influential in the development of social work practice.

On completion of the MSc, you will have advanced knowledge of:

+ sociology, psychology, social policy and law and their application to social work practice

+ the contribution and application of social research to social work theories and practice

+ the range of statutory, voluntary and private welfare organisations within social work agencies and in health, housing and educational environments

+ the range of theories and methods needed for effective social work practice

+ the social and individual origins of a typical range of needs presented to social work agencies

+ values and ethics relevant to social work practice based on social justice

+ the significance of inequalities and difference in working with organisations and social service users

+ the significance of cultural diversity and anti-discriminatory practice in working with organisations, service users and carers.

Modules

Practice Learning 1 (this module has no credits, but is an essential requirement for social work qualification)

Human Behaviour in the Social Environment

Social Policy for Social Workers

Theories and Knowledge for Social Work Practice

Law for Social Workers

Practice Learning 2 (this module has no credits, but is an essential requirement for social work qualification)

Critical Social Work

Research Methods and Dissertation

Understanding and Working in Organisations

Assessment methods

Assessment is carried out by a variety of methods including coursework, examinations, presentations and a dissertation.
30 days on social work skills are integrated across the two-year programme.
Students are also required to successfully complete one 70-day and one 100-day practice-learning placement and attend all the mandatory skills sessions.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£8,300
per year
England
£8,300
per year
EU
£17,600
per year
International
£17,600
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,300
per year
Republic of Ireland
£8,300
per year
Scotland
£8,300
per year
Wales
£8,300
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Royal Holloway, University of London

Department:

Social Work

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
95%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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B
B

After graduation


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Social sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

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£22,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
60%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
15%
Business, research and administrative professionals
14%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

We're short of social workers - so if you want a degree that is in demand, then this could be the one for you! There's a shortage of social workers all over the UK, and graduates can specialise in specific fields such as mental health or children's social work. If you decide social work is not for you, then social work graduates also often go into management, education, youth and community work and even nursing. Starting salaries for this degree can reflect the high proportion of graduates who choose a social work career - social work graduates get paid, on average, more than graduates overall, but not all options pay as well as social work. This is also an unusual subject in that London isn't one of the more common places to find jobs - so if you want to get a job near to your home or your university this might be worth thinking about.

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