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MA in Social Work (MASW)

We’re renowned for delivering high-quality social work training. This accredited programme is ranked 11 in the UK for Social Work (Complete University Guide 2016). On completion, you will be eligible to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to register as a social worker.

The course maintains a strong emphasis on practice- and research-informed learning. It comprises 200 days of structured academic teaching and learning, 30 days of university-based skills development, and 170 days of assessed practice learning — during this time you’ll be working in a statutory, voluntary or independent social work agency.

This programme is suitable for you whether you’re a recent graduate, gained your first degree some time ago and have been working in social care, or are ready for a career change. Our graduates are highly sought after and have moved into social work roles in a variety of statutory, voluntary and private organisations.

Essential Information

Full time: 2 years

Entry requirements
Applicants are expected to possess a 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) although a high 2:ii undergraduate degree may be considered

English Language Requirements

Location of study
University of Warwick and placements

Course fees


Full time:

Home/EU: £8,170 per year
Overseas: £18,380 per year

Find out more about Fees and Funding

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Application information

This information is applicable for 2017 entry.