As a qualified social worker you will be able to work with both children and adults, helping them to be safe so that they can cope and take control of their lives again.
You will work with them to assess their needs, find out what will help them, support them in building their self-confidence and link them to other services.
MA Social work is an academic qualification and crucially, is also a professional qualification.
Our course is accredited by the social work regulator which means you’ll be eligible to apply for registration as a social worker on successful completion of the course, explaining why over 95% of our graduates are employed within six months of leaving.
To find out more, view these videos which include an overview of the programme structure and interviews with students.
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Currently there is a social work bursary available to students (subject to eligibility/residency criteria).An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in any discipline.Relevant social work/social care-related experience. GCSEs in English and Mathematics at grade A-C (or equivalent) are required.Applications submitted after 31 August 2019 are not guaranteed to be considered for January 2020 entry.Sign up for updates on our courses, events, scholarships and bursaries.Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.Admissions statement Successful completion of this master's degree will mean you are eligible to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (or the newly proposed social work regulatory body) and practise as a qualified professional social worker.This requires an ability to appraise complex and difficult situations, drawing on social science research, social work theories and methods of intervention.You will need a thorough understanding of social policies and a firm grasp of the legal powers and duties that underpin your practice.The BSW degree is a professional qualification in Social Work accredited by the Northern Ireland Social Care Council and recognised throughout the UK, the Republic of Ireland and elsewhere.The programme is a combination of academic study and assessed practice learning opportunities.