Health and Social Care

Centre for Social Work

Study with Us

As a student in the Centre for Social Work and Social Justice (CfSWSJ) you experience a lively, informal environment with many possibilities to pursue your own interests whilst being part of a multidisciplinary school.

We provide you with an active and stimulating environment for your studies and the chance to really make a difference within a profession that is essential in today’s society.
You’ll need to be hard working, adaptable, honest, and above all, passionate about finding long-term solutions and supporting positive changes for children, adults and families. You will develop the skills, knowledge and understanding of how to support people to improve personal, practical, psychological and social aspects of their lives.

All of our lecturers are highly experienced in teaching social work in Higher Education. Find out more about our team.

Explore our courses:

BA Social Work

Successful completion of our undergraduate BA Social Work leads to eligibility to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Social Worker. You graduate equipped with the specialist knowledge, vital transferable skills and the confidence to make a genuine difference to the world around you.

MA Social Work and Human Rights

This course is currently subject to approval, but we anticipate our first cohort to start in 2019.  This course will be unique in the UK, offering a blend of social work and human rights.  Watch this space for more information about this course.

Professional Doctorates 

We have a selection of Professional Doctorates in Social Care, including: Social Care Education and Social Services Management.

PhD Social Work

Join our outward-looking and vibrant community of scholars to complete your PhD Social Work on a full-time or part-time basis.  Our supervisors have a wide range of expertise, and would be keen to discuss your research interests prior to your application.

Continuing Professional Development

 Our Centre for Social Work and Social Justice delivers CPD courses which can help social work practitioners develop their academic, practical and professional knowledge. Through these modules qualified practitioners are able to build up academic credits which can lead to a full academic award.  Our Centre provides opportunities for social work practitioners who wish to become practice educators through the following modules- specifically designed to meet the HCPC, employer and university expectations and standards:

  • Practice Educator Training
  • Developing as a Practice Educator
  • Dissertation (HS982)