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Course overview:This course provides you with the skills and knowledge to meet the challenges and developments in the social work environment. All students participate in the same core curriculum so that you are equipped to undertake any role suitable for a newly-qualified social worker.It is a requirement of this course for you to complete supervised placements. The majority of local authorities who work with the University to provide placement opportunities require you to have access to and
This course provides you with the skills and knowledge to meet the challenges and developments in the social work environment. All students participate in the same core curriculum so that you are equipped to undertake any role suitable for a newly-qualified social worker.
It is a requirement of this course for you to complete supervised placements. The majority of local authorities who work with the University to provide placement opportunities require you to have access to and use of a car and adequate insurance covering business use in order to attend visits. Further details will be provided at interview stage and yoiu will be asked to sign a declaration to confirm that you hold a valid driving licence etc.
If, due to individual circumstances, you are unable to drive or have particular difficulties in accessing your own transport, these circumstances will be considered but should be discussed with the University at interview.
Where you study:
You study at Teesside University on our Middlesbrough campus. You undertake adult and children placements in the statutory and voluntary sectors across the region.
How you learn:
Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, small group work, micro-teaching skills and professional/practice placements.
How you are assessed:
Assessment approaches including essays, small group and individual presentations, dissertation based around service improvement, reports, and assessment of skills in interacting with service users and carers. The assessments have a strong focus on social work practice and preparing you for the workplace. You are also assessed on your practical social work skills in two placements.
A master’s degree in social work can lead to a long career as a professional social worker with adults or children. There are many job opportunities in local authority social work departments as well as voluntary sector organizations and increasingly new types of employers such as social enterprises and the private sector.
Master’s degree students are especially attractive to employers because of the skills which they have achieved as postgraduates. A master’s degree can help graduates to advance quickly in their careers. The degree provides graduates with transferable skills including report writing and interpersonal skills. These skills can be applied across a range of graduate employment opportunities.
Based on its vibrant campus in the heart of Middlesbrough in North East England, Teesside University is a friendly, modern university offering a broad portfolio of courses.
The University has recently invested more than £275m in its town-centre campus giving it a leading edge in digital innovation, forensic facilities and sport and health sciences buildings. The University is investing an additional £300m over the next ten years to further enhance the experience of its students, staff and partners.
Teesside University students on Postgraduate Search say:
“Fabulous, I studied my BA here previously and was more than happy to carry on to do my MA. All staff are super supportive, great facilities and a wonderful university/community feel.”
“Overall university experience has been brilliant so far.
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