Postgraduate MA

Social Work

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Social Work

Course Overview

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  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    2 Years
  • Start date

    18 Sep 2023

Train to be a qualified social worker and gain a thorough grasp of the knowledge, skills and values that sit at the core of this rewarding career. Recognising the powerful links between personal and political issues, the course will assert the need to challenge inequality and safeguard vulnerable people.

In your first year, you will study the legal frameworks, policies and theories - in particular psychosocial perspectives - that underpin social work. A practice placement will offer you the chance to hone your communication skills as you start to apply your knowledge in the field.

In your second year, you will continue to extend and refine your understanding of the law. You'll also undertake a second practice placement and complete a dissertation.

This course was approved by the previous social work regulator, the Health and Care Professions Council. From 2 December 2019, responsibility for the approval of courses transferred to Social Work England. This course remains approved by Social Work England. This means that people qualifying from this course can apply to become a registered social worker.

Our course has an emphasis on practice learning and you will undertake two placements - 70 days and 100 days respectively - over the length of the course. These can take place in a variety of settings, giving you important hands-on experience.

We've established close partnerships with local agencies that will provide you with rich and varied practice learning opportunities. This allows you to develop your professional skills - including undertaking statutory duties - within a supportive environment and with a highly qualified tutor and practice educator support.

Why study Social Work at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. 92.3% of students from MA Social Work were in work or further study 15 months after graduating*
  2. Approved by regulatory body
  3. Fantastic placement opportunities
  4. Expert teaching team
  5. Close connections with local authorities and organisations
  6. Specialist facilities
  7. Part-time study option

* 2018/19 graduating students, Graduate Outcomes

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MA Social Work | Student view Student Shasheena discusses her experiences studying at Leeds Beckett University.

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