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Social work

Social work is all about people. It’s an extremely rewarding and challenging profession.

Social work

Our social work course does much more than ‘what it says on the tin’.

You’ll be an integral part of our Social Work and Social Justice division which is underpinned by activism, internationalism and research. We’re proud to be champions of social justice and progression. If you’re hard working, adaptable, honest and, above all, passionate about finding long-term solutions and supporting positive changes for children, adults and families, then welcome home.

When you choose to study with us, you'll gain more than just a qualification. You'll be part of our learning community, and we've got plenty to offer. Check out our facilities, and find out more about the School of Health and Social Care here.

Why study here?
  • Our partnerships with placement providers ensure you gain effective high-quality training.
  • Our BA Social Work is approved by Social Work England for the purpose of providing eligibility to apply for registration as a social worker in England.
  • Gain in-depth experience through working with children, young people, adults, families and communities.
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Make a choice that will lead to big changes.  Not just for you, but for all those you work with and advocate for.  Studying MA Social Work with us means you'll gain far more than just eligibility to register as a qualified Social Worker - you'll develop your knowledge and skillset to analyse intersecting injustices, and crucially, you'll have the toolkit to collaboratively build better futures for your clients. 

Here at Essex, we pride ourselves on offering a postgraduate route into social work which is underpinned by interprofessional study with the School of Law.  We firmly believe that social work is a human rights profession, and it's important to take a global outlook when looking for examples of best practice.  If you're looking for a rewarding career which is a practical application of human rights, this could be the course for you.

Why study here?
  • Our partnerships with placement providers (internationally and locally) ensure you gain effective high-quality training.
  • Our MA Social Work is approved by Social Work England for the purpose of providing eligibility to apply for registration as a social worker in England.
  • Benefit from interdisciplinary learning alongside students from the School of Law examining the relationship between the law, human rights and social policy and wider society.

Join our Social Work and Social Justice division and you'll experience an engaging, stimulating environment in which to pursue your research interests.

Our Professional Doctorate courses lead to a specialist qualification that is appropriate if you are in, or aspiring to, a senior professional appointment in education or management in health or social care.  We also offer PhD Social Work.

When you choose to study with us, you'll gain more than just a qualification.  You'll be part of our learning community, and we've got plenty to offer. Check out our facilities, and find out more about the School of Health and Social Care here. 

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Why study here?
  • Professional Doctorate qualification assesses your ability to perform at the level of 'expert' within your chosen field.
  • Study our Professional Doctorates over 5 years (with an additional period of completion of up to one year, if required).
  • Study through a combination of taught modules, work-based learning and original research through doctoral level dissertation.
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Following the impact of the pandemic, we made changes to our teaching and assessment to ensure our current students could continue with their studies uninterrupted and safely. These changes included courses being taught through blended delivery, normally including some face-to-face teaching, online provision, or a combination of both across the year.

The teaching and assessment methods listed on each course page show what is currently planned for 2021 entry; changes may be necessary if, by the beginning of this course, we need to adapt the way we’re delivering them due to the external environment, and to allow you to continue to receive the best education possible safely and seamlessly.