Why study social work?
Social workers can make a significant difference to people dealing with major problems.
You'll work with individual people and families to help them tackle challenges such as living independently and protecting vulnerable children and adults from harm.
The MA Social Work course at Manchester is for graduates who want to make the move into a social work career.
Through our postgraduate course, you'll learn how to become a highly effective social worker through academic and practical learning.
Social work at Manchester
High-quality placements and rigorous teaching
Study social work at Manchester and you'll gain the knowledge and skills you need to make a difference to the lives of individuals and families, with scope to pursue specialisms in the future.
Our MA will give you a nationally and internationally recognised professional social work qualification, and eligibility to register as a qualified social worker with the Health and Care Professions Council.
You will learn through academic teaching and placements that benefit from our membership of the Greater Manchester Social Work Academy, a government-sponsored Teaching Partnership that fosters close links between employers and universities in Greater Manchester.
You'll undertake placements in a variety of local authority, voluntary or private agency settings.
Teaching and learning
Develop the knowledge you need to succeed as a social worker through blended online and on-campus learning informed by research.
From an MA to social work research
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From our students
Skills preparation and placements on the Social Work MA
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A degree full of support
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MA Social Work: an international perspective
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Find out more about studying social work at Manchester on the course page.
- Social Work (MA)
Making an application
Apply for the MA in Social Work
You will need to apply for this course via UCAS. More information can be found on the MA Social Work course page: Application and selection.
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