The MSc Social Work provides you with the opportunity to gain a professional qualification in social work at masters' level. This is a generic social work qualification that equips students with the skills, ethical principles, deep knowledge, critical awareness and reflexivity needed to pursue a career in social work in any field.
Successful students are eligible to apply to the social work regulator Social Work England SWE for professional registration.
On this practice-based social work course, your studies will be supervised by experienced practitioners, and you can expect an induction, a protected workload and a study day most weeks while on placement.
All placements are under constant development with our employer partners, and you may be eligible for a Social Work bursary administered by the NHS Business Services Authority
Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.
To apply for a place on a postgraduate course (MA/MSc/MBA) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good first degree and the required English language qualification
To apply for a postgraduate degree (MA/MSc/MBA/LLM) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university or HE institution.
We will also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications or appropriate work experience.
You also need to have the required English language qualification
Contact your country’s International Admissions Team for more information.
Approved by Social Work England (SWE), this course offers a rewarding career path.
In addition to gaining a postgraduate qualification, successful students are eligible to apply to the social work regulator Social Work England for professional registration, and when registered will be able to pursue a professional social work career in a range of settings.
For the Academic Year 2020/21 fees are £6,990 per year.
The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.
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You will need to pay for an enhanced DBS plus a small administration fee.
On this course you will do practice placements away from the campus.
The travel allowance element of the Social Work Bursary is confirmed as £862.50 for the 20-21 academic year. This covers most travel and associated costs e.g. car parking.
*The information above is for guidance only. Exact costs may vary.
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There's a large central lecture theatre as well as a range of study rooms & breakout spaces on the upper floors.
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UK students applying for this postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS
EU students applying for this postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS
International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online
Apply via UCAS for this course: Use course code - L508