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University of Portsmouth: Social Work
|Institution||University of Portsmouth View institution profile|
|Department||Faculty of Science and Health|
|Telephone||023 9284 5566|
Overview This two-year Master’s degree in Social Work will equip you with the skills and experience you need to become a professional social worker and make a real difference in the lives of children and families, mental health patients, people with disabilities or vulnerable adults.
The course combines theory and practice – you’ll learn about the latest legislation, planning and policy, and put it all into practice in professional settings, with real people.
You’ll undertake two separate work placements – one in your first year and one in your second year, most likely with local NHS social service providers.
The NHS bursary for postgraduate social work students can help with the cost of your fees, your living costs, and includes a contribution towards your placement travel expenses.
When you successfully complete the course, you'll be eligible to apply to register as a social worker with the professional regulatory body, Social Work England.
What you'll experience
Our staff are current and recent social work professionals
Take part in skills days – full-day workshops with professional social workers to help prepare you for your placements
Practise your skills in our Simulation Centre which features a realistic flat, bedroom and hospital ward where you'll prepare for home visits and care-giving in hospital and care home settings
Work closely with our Social Work Inclusion Group – local social services users from a variety of backgrounds that help our students understand the needs of different individuals and communities
Develop your critical and analytical skills with a dissertation project on a subject in your own area of interest
Undertake two placements in professional practice settings which could be schools, supported living facilites, hospitals or health centres
Careers and opportunities When you graduate from the MSc Social Work degree course, you'll have the knowledge and practical skills to work in any branch of social work.
What jobs can you do with a Social Work degree? Career opportunities include: - social worker
persistent offender coordinator
family support worker
homelessness/substance abuse charities
We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.
|Level||RQF Level 7|
An upper second class honours degree in a relevant subject or a degree in an associated discipline. Applicants with a lower classification (second class) will be considered on an individual basis, considering relevant experience and academic achievement. Applicants must also have relevant work experience, more than 3 months in voluntary or paid employment in a health, education or social care environment. All shortlisted applicants are subject to a holistic and multidimensional assessment process which has been designed in accordance with Social Work England's standards, and includes an application, group discussion, individual presentation and an interview. International applicants must provide a satisfactory police check/certificate of good conduct from their home country (with a certified English translation if necessary), before admission to the programme can be confirmed. All offers are subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance and Occupational Health clearance.
Winston Churchill Avenue
|EU||10900 GBP for Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||10900 GBP for Year 1|
|England||10900 GBP for Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||10900 GBP for Year 1|
|Scotland||10900 GBP for Year 1|
|Wales||10900 GBP for Year 1|
|Channel Islands||10900 GBP for Year 1|
|International||16200 GBP for Year 1|
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