Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

This masters programme is ideal if you are a graduate, with relevant experience interested in pursuing a professional career in social work. It prepares you according to the Health and Care Professions Council Standards of Proficiency ' Social Workers in England and the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF), the Quality Assurance Agency subject benchmark for social work, and the Department of Health's requirements for social work training. Social work education at Goldsmiths has a long and distinguished record ' we house one of the most respected social work units in the UK, and you will be taught by established social work academics and associate lecturers who have considerable research and/or practice experience in their fields. You will cover areas of human growth and development; community; needs and services; law and organisational contexts of social work; and research methods. Specific learning will include mental health and disability, and social work processes of assessment, planning, intervention and review. The MA includes practice placements in two settings and with different service user groups, so you'll be able to gain invaluable real world experience. We'll encourage you to think deeply about human rights and social justice, and to embed these values in your practice. You will develop your skills for reflective and evidence'based practice and will be able to further your research mindedness. Our graduates have gone on to work in local authority children's services departments, adult services departments, and independent sector and voluntary sector agencies such as the NSPCC, Family Action and Mind, and a recent graduate was named Newly Qualified Social Worker of the Year.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 years
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £13,100  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £6,600  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • Course specific
  • CRB check required