MA

Social Work

Teaching & Learning

 

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we are currently unable to advise on the mode of teaching for September 2021, however we will keep you updated and provide more information as soon as we can. We continue to follow government guidance and your teaching and learning will reflect the restrictions in place at the time of delivery. We currently anticipate that you may experience a blended approach – this is a mix of face-to-face, on campus and online teaching and learning. You can keep up to date with teaching and learning at Leeds Beckett via our Covid-19 website. Updated course specifications will be available in August 2021. In the meantime, our existing course specifications are available.

What you'll learn

Focus on the social work communication and engagement skills that will enable you to demonstrate your readiness for direct practice with service users and carers.
Explore key policy issues and legislative frameworks in statutory social work with adults, identifying the challenges of empowering and person centred practices with a range of adult social care user groups.
Understand the professional, ethical and legal principles that underpin social work with children, young people and their families.
Explore the use of research in social work and how research evidence can be critically applied to support evidence-based practice.
Undertake a 70 day placement in a local agency providing social care services, testing your own capability to undertake a range of relevant social work roles in predominantly less complex situations with supervision and support.
Develop your knowledge of key methods, approaches and evidence-based practice within modern social work, analysing the applicability of identified methods of intervention within a range of contexts and across different service user groups.
Focus on the social work communication and engagement skills that will enable you to demonstrate your readiness for direct practice with service users and carers.
Explore key policy issues and legislative frameworks in statutory social work with adults, identifying the challenges of empowering and person centred practices with a range of adult social care user groups.
Understand the professional, ethical and legal principles that underpin social work with children, young people and their families.
Explore the use of research in social work and how research evidence can be critically applied to support evidence-based practice.
Undertake a 70 day placement in a local agency providing social care services, testing your own capability to undertake a range of relevant social work roles in predominantly less complex situations with supervision and support.
Develop your knowledge of key methods, approaches and evidence-based practice within modern social work, analysing the applicability of identified methods of intervention within a range of contexts and across different service user groups.

What you'll learn

Critically examine the professional, ethical and legal principles that underpin social work with vulnerable adults and children, both in the statutory and third sector. You'll explore the relevance of power and the organisational context for ethical decision making in social work practice.
Explore the use of research in social work and how research evidence can be critically applied to support evidence-based practice.
Undertake a 100 day placement in a local agency providing statutory social work services, testing your own capability to undertake a range of relevant social work roles in more complex situations.
Critically examine the professional, ethical and legal principles that underpin social work with vulnerable adults and children, both in the statutory and third sector. You'll explore the relevance of power and the organisational context for ethical decision making in social work practice.
Explore the use of research in social work and how research evidence can be critically applied to support evidence-based practice.
Undertake a 100 day placement in a local agency providing statutory social work services, testing your own capability to undertake a range of relevant social work roles in more complex situations.

What you'll learn

Evaluate an area of social work practice in depth, identifying your own learning outcomes. You'll critically analyse legal and policy imperatives, theoretical perspectives and professional role in an area relevant to your practice learning.
Evaluate an area of social work practice in depth, identifying your own learning outcomes. You'll critically analyse legal and policy imperatives, theoretical perspectives and professional role in an area relevant to your practice learning.