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London Metropolitan University

Social Work (Postgraduate Entry)

UCAS Code: L508

Master of Science - MSc (PG)

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Social work

**Why study this course?**

Our Social Work MSc course is professionally accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Once you’ve successfully completed the course and become a registered social worker with the HCPC, you’ll also be eligible for membership of the British Association of Social Workers.

Your career will benefit from our course with its history rooted in the principles of equality and social justice. It covers a wide range of social work subjects, helping you to develop into a reflective and resilient practitioner who can work in a variety of settings. This may include working with children, families, older people or individuals with mental health problems or learning disabilities.

In the most recent Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 96% of all 2017 graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.

London Met is the “preferred provider” of social work in 2017 for the North East London commissioning panel, which represents the Social Work Development Partnership of five local authorities. This demonstrates the excellence of teaching you can expect on our Social Work MSc.

**More about this course**

You’ll develop into a reflective and resilient social work professional with this professionally-accredited programme. The focus is on developing your practical skills for future use in the working environment. These skills are based upon up-to-date research, theories, policies and legislation.

You’ll develop knowledge of subjects including:

- application of the law

- assessment and planning

- human growth and development

- research evaluation

- safeguarding vulnerable adults and children

- social work theory

Importantly, we'll ensure you’ll understand how to apply the academic knowledge, skills and theory to real-world social work.

In the final year, you’ll write a dissertation on a topic of your choice. This is achieved through your own independent study. You'll be free to combine research and evidence, current policy, practice and theoretical perspectives.

**What our students say**

“I come from an IT background. The teaching on social work theories, human growth and development and anti-oppressive practice has been excellent in helping me understand social work concepts”.
Franck Omombo, final year student on our Social Work MSc

Modules

Year 1 modules include:

Assessment Planning and Professional Ethics (core, 10 credits)
Communication, Skills and Values in Social Work (core, 10 credits)
Critical Aspects of Human Growth and Development (core, 10 credits)
Practice Learning 1 (core, 20 credits)
Professional Law for Social Work (core, 10 credits)
Safeguarding Children and Adults (core, 10 credits)
Social Contexts and Professional Perspectives in Social Work (core, 10 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Evaluating Research (core, 10 credits)
Practice Learning 2 (core, 20 credits)
Protecting Children and Adults (core, 10 credits)
Social Work Dissertation (core, 60 credits)

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through a variety of methods including essays, presentations, video and project work, examinations and work based practice assessment. A key aspect is acquisition of the necessary practice skills in a diverse range of practice settings relevant to social work.

You'll undertake supervised practice within at least two different practice settings over a minimum of 170 days during the course. Your previous learning and experience may exempt you from some modules, but not any part of the 170 days assessed practice.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Holloway

Department:

Social Work

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

83%
high
Social work

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Social work

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
97%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

90%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
68%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


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Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Social work

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