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MScSocial Work

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Successful students will be able to seek successful employment with a
wide range of local authorities and within many private and voluntary
agencies throughout the UK.

During the course you will:

  • Study a course commended by the GSCC for our commitment to the
    provision of a supportive and student-centred environment
  • Experience a social work teaching team located in the Department
    of Applied Social Studies, which is nationally and internationally
    recognised for its research excellence
  • Benefit from blended learning throughout, which facilitates study
    from home
  • Experience a University that the GSCC review of Social Work at the
    University in 2009 commended for the involvement of service users and
    carers in all elements of the courses

Areas of study you may cover on this course include:

  • Human development across the life course
  • Crictical issues in understanding law and society
  • Ethics, values and anti-oppressive practice
  • Working with people
  • Critical issues in specialist and inter-professional practice
  • Reflective social work practice
  • Applied professional practice


Career opportunities


As a professional qualifying programme the Social Work degree prepares
students to enter the field of Social Work as Registered
Practitioners. Through Practice Learning and some key academic units
students are supported to consider their career options and explore
the realities of professional practice. Placement experiences across
at least two different Practice Learning settings allow students to
experience working in the diverse range of settings in which modern
social work practice takes place. It is a Department of Health / GSCC
requirement that students experience working within the statutory and
legal framework as well as gaining experience in the Private Voluntary
and / or Independent sector. Units focusing on specialist and inter
disciplinary practice, together with employer led workshops on career
planning, job seeking and preparation for interview all aim to support
students and increase their career choice and management skills.



Graduates will be able to enter the GSCC professional Register as
Social Workers and work in a wide range of Statutory, private,
voluntary and independent organisations providing services to
vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals, children, families, groups
and communities.

Further study:

Post-qualifying (PQ) level study is available to qualified Social
Workers in a range of settings, allowing graduates to engage in
continuous professional development and demonstrate their fitness for
continuing registration. The University of Bedfordshire offers PQ
programme at Graduate and Post – Graduate level with more programmes
being developed with local employers to meet the needs of the

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States