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MA Social Work


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MA Social Work Course at the University of Cumbria

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MA Social Work

  1. 1. MA Social WorkStudying Social Work Degree at University of Cumbria
  2. 2. Why Cumbria?• Small friendly campus• Good employer links• Excellent Student support services• Easy access to city• Committed staff• Lovely area!!
  3. 3. The courses on offer:• BA (Hons) Social Work - Full time 3 years; Part time 6 years• MA Social Work – 2 years full-time; 4 years part-time• Links with local employers, service users and carers and voluntary/independent sector organisations
  4. 4. Masters Level subjects:• Critical Issues in Preparing for Social Work Practice• Social Legal and Organisational Contexts• Understanding Research in Practice• Critical Perspectives in Social Work with Adults• Critical Perspectives in Social Work with children and their carers• International Issues in Social Work Practice• 200 Days Assessed practice (Exit with PGDip Social Work)• Dissertation (Exit with Masters Award)
  5. 5. Teaching and learning• Lectures• Seminars• Small group discussions• E-learning – including video, blogs, discussion boards etc.• Role-play and other practical exercises• Group-work• Individual tutorials• Personal reflection• In-put from practitioners, service users and carers as well as academic staff• Private study: library and web-based
  6. 6. Assessment• Assignments• Presentations• Group Work• Reflective exercises• Exams• Assessed practice