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What will I learn?

Overview

Our fast track MA with bursaries

Do you want to change lives? We need people who want to make a difference to society and our MA programme offers a “fast track” programme to professional registration as a social worker with 14 bursaries available and excellent employment opportunities on completion. It’s an exciting opportunity for graduates with some experience and knowledge of social care to enter a challenging and rewarding profession that contributes to the well-being of society.

Innovative, immersive learning

Our Social work team comprises active practitioners, innovative academics and experienced professionals to create a rich and challenging degree experience. Our smaller tutor groups enable our students to have a more engaged and immersive theoretical learning relationship to create perceptive, insightful and incisive professionals.

Respected graduates, excellent employability

This respected programme has strong partnership links to the statutory, private, voluntary and independent sectors, and our graduates are highly sought after in the employment market. During the programme, you'll have excellent placement opportunities across a range of providers. Practice and theory have equal value on the programme, and they inform and develop each other.

Accreditation

Graduates of this HCPC-approved programme are eligible to apply for registration as a social worker on the HCPC Register.

Learning and teaching

The social work programme is designed to allow you to study as an adult learner. The programme’s methods of study and training are highly participative, with a combination of tutor-led input and support, learning through group work and discussion, and individual exercises and practice. There is a strong emphasis on developing as a critically reflective practitioner. Service users and carers along with experienced current practitioners take a full part in the teaching and learning on the programme. You’ll have access to modern University and School of Healthcare facilities.

On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.

Assessment

The course is assessed through a combination of essay, exam, practice portfolio and dissertation. The workload of assessment is carefully spread throughout the programme.

Career opportunities

Our graduates go on to work in a wide range of posts in children and families and adult work in the statutory and non-statutory sectors, locally and throughout the country. We have a very high success rate in students finding employment.

Which department am I in?

School of Healthcare

Study options

Full Time (24 months)

Tuition fees
£39,750.00 (US$ 54,711) Overall cost
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

January 2022

Venue

University of Leeds

Woodhouse Lane,

Leeds,

LS2 9JT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For Postgraduate qualification, students need to have 4 year Bachelors: for courses requiring 2.1 students need to have a GPA of 3.0; for courses requiring 2.2 students need to have a GPA of 2.5. Minimum qualifications include: IELTS (International English Language Testing System) an overall band of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each component skill.

For international students

Students need a bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a social care related subject, where social sciences form a significant element of the curriculum. Student need GCSE Maths and English grade C or above or equivalent. We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. pplicants must provide: certificated evidence of qualifications; evidence of recent study normally within the last five years; evidence of significant social care experience, usually a minimum of 500 hours equivalent. This could include experience as a carer; two satisfactory references, one of which must be an academic reference, one offering commentary on social care experience/aptitude. In accordance with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) requirements: All applicants for social work training must demonstrate that they have a satisfactory standard of health. Applicants who are conditionally offered a place on the course are required to obtain a satisfactory health check either through the School's Occupational Health Unit. All candidates are subject to Declaration and Barring Service (DBS) checks. Candidates must fill in a self-declaration and apply at entry for an enhanced DBS disclosure. Social Work as a protected profession is exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. This means that all cautions, convictions, spent or unspent, including motoring offences, covering the applicant’s entire lifetime must be included on the self-declaration. Continuation on the course is subject to a satisfactory DBS check. IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in any component. Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT) at 92 overall with no less than 21 in listening, 21 in reading, 23 in speaking and 22 in writing.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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