University of Portsmouth: Social Work
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|Department||Faculty of Science|
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Whether you're already working in the field, or a graduate who wants to make a difference in social work, our MSc Social Work degree course can help you improve your skills – and enhance your career prospects too.
On this course, you'll become a confident practitioner in the changing arena of social work. With an emphasis on professionalism, professional judgement, relationship-focused work and protection, you'll learn to work across the social work spectrum, with some of the most vulnerable people in society.
We'll provide the expertise and support so you can develop your professional practice. Once you graduate, you'll have the skills and techniques you need for a career in social work, whether in local authorities, healthcare settings, voluntary organisations or as a practice teacher.
This Master's course is a professional qualification for social work approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Once you've graduated, you will be eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC, which means you can work as a professional Social Worker in statutory, voluntary and independent sector agencies.
What you'll experience
On this course you'll:
Be taught by expert staff and researchers who are active in the social work field
Learn through simulation, group work and skills workshops
Study the theory and practice of social work, empowering service users and promoting inclusion, and legal and policy frameworks
Understand how to work with children and families, mental health patients, people with disabilities and vulnerable adults
Work closely with the University of Portsmouth Social Work Inclusion Group (SWIG), to help you understand service user experiences
Practise your profession-specific skills in our Centre for Simulation in Health and Care, a safe and supportive environment which uses innovative technologies to simulate real-life scenarios
Put your learning into action on practice placements
Values and the NHS Constitution
We embed the principles and values of the NHS Constitution in all our health and social care courses. When you apply for this course, we’ll expect you to demonstrate how your values align with the values of the Constitution.
Find out more about the values we look for
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.
Career opportunities include:
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.
What you'll study
Units currently being studied
Changes to course content
We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.
Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional units may not run every year. If a unit doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative unit.
Work experience and career planning
We'll help you to identify opportunities that will complement your studies.
When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your social work skills to work.
After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.
|Level||RQF Level 7|
A 2:1 honours degree in a relevant subject or a degree in an associated discipline. Applicants with a lower classification (2:2) 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 interview. All offers are subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance and Occupational Health clearance.
All shortlisted applicants are subject to interview. All offers are subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance and Occupational Health clearance.
This Master's degree is a professional qualification for social work approved by the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). It will give you the chance to acquire the knowledge, theory, values and skills to work with vulnerable individuals and groups in society. It will also enable you to develop the flexibility to work in any sector of social work – children and families, mental health, disabilities, vulnerable adults, or within a wide range of voluntary and independent organisations providing services to people who are homeless, who misuse substances, who are in the criminal justice system or who have experience of the care system. During the two years, you will study the following units: social work theory and context, evidence-based practice and other approaches to research, empowering service users and promoting inclusion, legal and policy frameworks for social work and critical practice across service user groups.
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|EU||10200 GBP for Year 1|
|England||10200 GBP for Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||10200 GBP for Year 1|
|Scotland||10200 GBP for Year 1|
|Wales||10200 GBP for Year 1|
|Channel Islands||10200 GBP for Year 1|
|International||13900 GBP for Year 1|
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