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MSW Social Work

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Year of Entry 2022/23
MSW

Social Work

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Full-time Social work

Start a new career in social work. Provide people with help, support and guidance when they need it and protect vulnerable children, families and adults. This course is temporarily closed, but will be reopening for applications in September 2022.


This course is now full for 2022

Sorry, there are no places left on this course starting in 2022. We do have places available on a wide range of other courses.

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Employability

100% of our graduates are in work or further study fifteen months after graduating (2018/19 Graduate Outcomes Survey).

Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £17,490 for the course
International/EU: £29,790 for the course
How long will I study? 2 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
What is the UCAS code? L508
When do I start? March 2023

Course summary

  • Gain the knowledge, skills, methods and values that inform social work.
  • Work with other professionals, service users and carers in practice placements across the social care sector.
  • Experience and engage in a variety of learning activities aimed at developing you as a professional social worker.

Prepare for a career in social work with a course that is well connected with social work and social care service providers in the region.

 
Graduate view
Katie Bell

‘Being able to learn on the job and go on placement is a great opportunity to meet different people from the profession, and develop a deeper understanding which you don’t get from a textbook.’

Katie Bell, MSW Social Work


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How you learn

Watch senior lecturer Richard Martin talk about this course.

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

You split your study time between acquiring the latest knowledge and necessary skills at university, and then putting it into practice on professional work placements. You spend a total of 200 days working in professional settings and attending specialist skills days.

You engage with a range of topics which includes

  • assessment, planning, intervention and review
  • skills development
  • psychosocial knowledge applied across the life course
  • professional ethics
  • law and policy
  • social work theory and practice models
  • research methods and evidence based practice

Course leaders and tutors

Chrissie Edmonds
Chrissie Edmonds
Senior Lecturer in Social Work

Chrissie Edmonds currently occupies a range of roles across the department, including Module Leader for the BASW and MSW, Placement Tutor for students whilst on prac … Read more

Applied learning

Theory will prepare you for practice learning experiences are designed to help you not only to apply theory to practice, but to develop critical and ethical approaches to your practice in order to become life-long, competent professionals. You are required to attend the practice learning experiences provided on the course to achieve the course practice learning outcomes.

You’ll undertake a range of practice learning experiences, helping you to build your skills, confidence, creativity, resilience, integrity and curiosity. This will take place in different practice learning environments, reflecting the range of ways in which services are currently delivered. This might include simulated learning and virtual placements alongside real world experience of services delivered face to face to service users. 

The university will ensure that the practice learning element of your course will be compliant with the requirements of the Professional and Statutory Regulatory Body (PSRB) governing your chosen profession. This is so that by the end of your course, you will have been provided with the opportunity to demonstrate attainment of the requirements to register as a professional with your chosen profession.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • social work

Employability for those graduating has been above the national average for social work students.

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • local authorities
  • voluntary agencies
  • the private sector

Accreditation

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.

Student success story

Up to 30 students on the University's social work, social care and community studies courses put everything they learned into practice when they travelled to Calais and Dunkirk to help displaced migrants.

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

Collegiate campus

Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.

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Location

Collegiate Crescent
Sheffield
S10 2BP

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Collegiate Library can be found just off Ecclesall Road. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you are based at our Collegiate Crescent campus which includes

  • the £13 million purpose-built Robert Winston Building
  • specialist facilities including a courtroom
  • a virtual reality training environment
  • a library and learning centre, open 24 hours

Entry requirements

All students

Total points must include a first degree recognised in the UK at 2.2 or above. Any level three qualifications are accepted.

If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 7.0 or above, with a minimum score of 6.5 in speaking and a minimum of 6.0 in all other skills.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Creating Original Practice Credits: 45
Module: Evaluating Research Methodologies Credits: 15
Module: Foundations Of Values, Ethics And Anti-Oppressive Practice For Social Work Credits: 15
Module: Law And Policy For Social Work Credits: 15
Module: Professional Practice Credits: 15
Module: Professional Practice Placement 1 Credits: -
Module: Psychosocial Theories And Methods For Social Work Credits: 15
Module: Social Work With Adults Credits: 15
Module: Social Work With Children And Families Credits: 15
Module: Understanding Complexity In Practice Credits: 15

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Evaluating Complexity In Practice Credits: 15
Module: Professional Practice Placement 2 Credits: -

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £17,490 for the course.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £29,790 for the course which includes placement costs.

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Postgraduate student loans

Up to £11,222 available for Home students on most masters courses.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Social work courses (PDF, 759.5KB)

Legal information

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

 

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