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London Metropolitan University: Social Work

Institution London Metropolitan University View institution profile
Department School of Social Sciences and Professions
Telephone 020 7133 4202
Study type Taught


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.

More about this course

The focus of this professionally-accredited programme is to develop 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


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About London Met
Looking to improve your job prospects, change career direction or simply pursue a passion? London Met has the right postgraduate degree for you.

Graduates have gone on to become leaders, changemakers, advocates, innovators and pioneers. By putting the emphasis on work-related learning, its courses are designed to ensure you’ll have the knowledge and skills needed for a successful career. Many courses are also professionally accredited.

London Met will support you the whole way through, right up until you get that new job or well-deserved promotion you’ve been studying for!

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