Our cookies

We use cookies to give you the best experience on Whatuni, to make sure the ads you see on other sites are relevant, and to measure website usage. Cookies also support us to provide our services for free and some are necessary to help the site work properly. By clicking "accept" below, you're agreeing to our use of cookies. You can manage your preferences at any time.

MA in Social Work

Open University

Student rating
This is the overall rating calculated by averaging all live reviews for this uni on Whatuni.
( 3.4)

Course info

This course will enhance your knowledge of social work theory and legislation, apply your learning to practice, and develop your critical and analytical skills as a qualified practitioner. The subject matter is interdisciplinary, derived from psychology, sociology, social policy, law and social work studies. It includes an embedded, professionally qualifying Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work, which has been approved as a qualifying award for social workers in England by Social Work England ...Read More

Key stats

Start date and duration

Start date
30 months

These are the sub-topics that you will study as part of this course
Source: IDP Connect , March 2022

Module Options

Entry requirements
Entry requirements
The minimum entry requirements you'll need to get on to this course.


Applicants will be required to have an honours degree with a minimum 2:2 classification in any discipline together with a proven record of experience of engaging directly with Service Users in a professional setting. Candidates’ experience will be considered individually on application but we would normally expect a minimum of one year's experience – either paid or voluntary – in a setting such as a local authority or a health or social care provider in the private, voluntary or independent sector.

Tuition fees


For students from

Domestic Rest of World
£9,950 overall cost
This information is updated by IDP Connect, or in some cases the institution directly.
Please note: The fees might vary so please make sure you contact the institution for up to date information.
More info: The total cost you pay for your qualification is dependent on the modules you choose to study. With us, you pay for your modules as you study them, rather than the whole qualification up front.
Students from Domestic Students from Domestic
Domestic Fees
This is the fee you pay if the University is in the same country that you live in (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland)
More info: To be confirmed
Students from International International Students
International Fees
The amount you'll pay if you come to study here from a country outside the EU.

Where you'll study

Open University

Student Recruitment Team PO Box 197 Milton Keynes MK7 6BJ United Kingdom Nearest train station: Peartree  1.4 miles away
MA in Social Work
Open University MA in Social Work
  • Undergraduate
  • HND / HNC
  • Foundation degree
  • Access & foundation
  • Postgraduate