Applications for the MSc are made through UCAS. Applications for the PGDip can be made direct to the university on the link provided at the top of this page.
Degree and experience
- An honours degree in any subject, normally with a minimum of upper second class honours.
- A satisfactory academic reference and/or transcript, indicating ability to study at level 7.
- Understanding of, and preparedness for, social care and social work practice.
- Experience of providing social or caring services from paid or voluntary work.
Applications from candidates who do not fulfil the admissions criteria of a second class honours degree may be considered exceptionally in the shortlisting process in light of the content of their application as a whole. Should this occur, they must provide a transcript of their marks/grades on their first degree and submit written work as requested by the admissions tutor.
GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4)
Maths and English language, or recognised and certified equivalences. Functional Skills, level 2 in English and maths, are acceptable.
If you do not have the required GCSEs, find out which equivalent qualifications we accept instead.
English language requirements
IELTS 7.0 overall, no element below 6.5.
To fulfil professional requirements, you must provide full educational, employment and study history on the application form (including details of any disciplinary record).
All shortlisted applicants will be invited to an online interview.
They will also need to confirm before their interview or offer that they can use basic IT facilities (eg word processing software, internet browsers and email) and will be asked to specify how these skills have been obtained.
Social Work England regulate both the profession and the courses through which it is taught, and you are therefore required to conduct yourself in line with their guidance on conduct and ethics.
Applicants for the PGDip with sufficient experience and who are working in a relevant role which enables them to provide evidence that meets the first placement assessment criteria may be able to submit that evidence in place of undertaking the first placement.
If we make you an offer
Once you've accepted your offer, to fulfil professional requirements, you will be expected to provide evidence of the following:
- satisfactory DBS disclosure
- satisfactory health declaration/clearance.
There are limited numbers of international places on the course.