This requires an ability to appraise complex and difficult situations, drawing on social science research, social work theories and methods of intervention.
You will need a thorough understanding of social policies and a firm grasp of the legal powers and duties that underpin your practice.
This course balances an interactive study programme with practical work experience in a social care setting, enabling you to become qualified as a generic social work practitioner.
This will allow you to practise in your chosen field of children and families or adults, and across a range of areas including statutory, voluntary, private and independent sector.
An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in any discipline.
Relevant social work/social care-related experience. GCSEs in English and Mathematics at grade A-C (or equivalent) are required.You will develop an understanding of the structural and personal factors that lead to disadvantage, oppression and discrimination, and learn how to apply this understanding to your practice.You will develop values and skills as a reflective practitioner, appraising relevant evidence - including research - to evaluate your own and other people's work and to contribute to the development of policy and practice.Many universities and colleges in Ireland offer English-taught Master's degrees.Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language.On graduating, you will have a clear understanding of social work and will have demonstrated your skills and values in social care settings.On completion of the programme you will be eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC as a Social Worker.You will be supported by a team of committed teaching staff, who are registered social workers with experience in a range of professional settings.The placements you undertake will be in different service areas, to broaden your perspective and experience, and you will benefit from the university’s good industry connections.To find out more, view these videos which include an overview of the programme structure and interviews with students.University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Currently there is a social work bursary available to students (subject to eligibility/residency criteria).