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Our accredited Master’s degree in Social Work will equip you with the theoretical and practical knowledge to launch a rewarding career as a registered social worker.
You will study the ethics and values of social work, critical practice relating to the law around child and adult care, and the key theories and perspectives underpinning social work policy and practice.
You will spend half of your time on placement with social work agencies, learning through observation and practice, and the other half being taught on our Singleton Park campus.
Throughout your studies, you will refine critical research and analytical skills in relation to social work practice and policy, and develop professional reflective practice techniques.
WHY SOCIAL WORK AT SWANSEA UNIVERSITY?
Our course is accredited by Social Care Cymru and recognised by the regulatory bodies in the other UK nations, so on successful completion you can register as a qualified social worker.
We have excellent links with social work agencies in south and west Wales, and in local authority and voluntary sectors, offering placements in a range of settings.
In your first year, you will have the opportunity to take part in a three-week homestay scheme at the University of Houston, Texas.
Based in our College of Human and Health Sciences, you will benefit from a diverse teaching and research environment, with many opportunities to make connections with students from a range of disciplines and nationalities.
According to the most recent Research Excellence Framework in 2014-2021, over 75% of research carried out at the college was of international or world-leading quality.
YOUR SOCIAL WORK EXPERIENCE
Our teaching staff are all active in research at both a national and international level, covering diverse areas including looked-after children, service user and carer involvement in education, asylum seeking children and migration, and social inclusion and care needs of older people.
You will be joining a university that is ranked first in the UK for postgraduate student satisfaction (What Uni 2017).
SOCIAL WORK CAREERS
Job prospects are excellent; 95% of social work students from Swansea University are employed in graduate level jobs within six months of completing their undergraduate degree (Unistats 2017), and post-graduate students are expected to be in similar demand.
As a newly qualified social worker, you can expect a starting salary of around £28,000. Salaries for senior practitioners and team managers range from £33,000 to £45,000.