In order to take advantage of new approaches to learning and teaching, as well as developments in practice to benefit our students, we regularly review all of our courses. This course is currently going through this process, and we will update this page to give you full information about what we will be offering once the review process has concluded. These changes will come into effect for all new students from September 2024 entry. Applicants will be notified by our admissions team of any changes.
Why study MA Social Work at BU?
- This practical degree blends a powerful combination of academic study with essential practical experience
- Statutory placements throughout the course mean you will gain lots of relevant experience operating in real-world settings and will develop strong working relationships with those already in the profession
- Thanks to our close ties with neighbouring local authority social services departments and local voluntary sector agencies you can network with employers and potential future colleagues
- You’ll leave us equipped with the specialist knowledge and practical skills needed to deal with issues in areas including child protection, fostering and adoption, adult safeguarding, mental health, substance use, hospital discharge and disability
- Purpose-built skills facilities include various simulated community home settings, allowing you to learn and practice before going on placement.
This Master’s degree is both an academic qualification and a professional qualification. As it is approved by Social Work England you’ll be eligible to apply for registration as a social worker on successful completion of the course.
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Next start date:
September 2024, September 2025
Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus
Social Work England
A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:1 in any subject. Applicants with a 2:2 may be considered if they have strong relevant work experience.
If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading. For more information check out our full entry requirements.