Thank you for your interest in studying Social Work MA at De Montfort University (DMU).
DMU has a 30 year history of delivering social work education at undergraduate level. The MA course, which has recently been approved by the Health and Care Professions Council uses this experience to offer social work qualification at postgraduate level.
Successful completion of this programme provides eligibility to apply for registration with the HCPC.
We are accepting applications at this time for admission in the next academic year (2018/19).
For more information, please contact the Health and Life Sciences Admissions team, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.
You can also find out more about our postgraduate degree programmes by booking your place at our next Postgraduate Open Day, or speak to staff and students from the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at one of our Online Chat events.
Reasons to study Social Work at DMU
- You will be able to develop your professional skills by transferring theory into practice in the 170 days on placement
- We have strong links with the local statutory and voluntary sector to ensure good quality and supportive placement experiences
- The course has been developed to provide the academic teaching before placements to ensure that you feel equipped for practice learning
- You will be taught by experienced social work practitioners and researchers, ensuring a rich learning experience
- Service users, carers and current social work practitioners are involved in our teaching
Structure and assessment
- Children and Families Social Work
- Social Work with Adults
- Social Work Theories and Methods
- Human Growth and Development
- Understanding Professional Practice in Social Work
- Research Methods
- Placement One
- Placement Two
- Research Dissertation
Facilities and features
Health and Life Sciences facilities
Investment of £12 million in Health and Life Sciences has developed our first-class teaching and learning facilities to help you develop your practical experience and theoretical knowledge beyond the classroom.
The 19th century Hawthorn Building has facilities designed to replicate current practice in health and life sciences, including contemporary analytical chemistry and formulation laboratories, audiology booths and nursing and midwifery clinical skills suites.
Purpose-built clinical skills areas allow you to apply theory to practice in a safe environment. You will receive guidance and support from staff, to ensure that your practical ability in the clinical skills suites is accurate.
The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (other than in exceptional circumstances) and offers a huge range of online resources, all of which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose.
The library is run by dedicated staff who offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching and reference management and assistive technology, and mathematical skills for non-maths students. There is also a Just Ask service for help and advice, available via email or telephone.
Our Learning Zones and the The Greenhouse also provide space for group or individual work and study.
There are 1,600 study places across all library locations, more than 700 computer stations, laptops to borrow, free wi-fi and desktop power outlets.
You can also book rooms with plasma screens, laptops and DVD facilities for group work and presentations, secure an individual study room with adjustable lighting or make use of our assistive technology.
Opportunities and careers
As part of the university’s commitment to enhancing the personal and career development of our graduates. We offer an Alumni scholarship programme. For more information visit Health and Life Sciences Alumni Scholarships >
This course is vocational – up to half of the course is spent on placement in social work settings. The Social Work MA aims to produce capable and competent students ready to enter the profession and make a difference to service user’s lives.
The qualification is generic so you will be able to work across a range of adult and childcare settings in both the statutory and voluntary sector.