Date of entry

September 2024


You will learn through a variety of methods including:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • group discussions and presentations
  • dialogue with practitioners, carers and academics
  • collaborative research and problem solving
  • group inquiry and learning activities
  • online materials - discussion boards, academic activities, core materials and signposts to literature
  • independent study and research, supported and guided by module leaders and personal tutors
  • research dissertation/report upon work-based project

This new course explores themes relating to social work, social policy, research, and use of evidence in both practice and policy. The programme is designed to have global and local relevance, exploring themes, learning and influences across diverse contexts.

This course does not include practice placements. Supplementary options to support employability will be available. Careers input will be integrated with the course. Optional, tailored careers advice will be available during and following the course.


Assessment methods will include a combination of:

  • reflective and critical essays
  • oral presentations
  • research or project proposals
  • research or project reports

The course will require you to develop and apply research skills and methods to social work issues in order to produce a final research project/dissertation.

Core Modules

These modules are an essential part of your course.

Module code: SW51003 Credits: 30 Semester: Semester 1
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