Master in Social Research (Social Work and Professional Practice) - Máster en Investigación Social (Trabajo Social y Práctica Profesional)
Full-time - 2 years
This course is not in Clearing. You are able to apply for this course for September 2014 entry.
This is both an academic and a professional qualification, with all successful graduates eligible for registration as professional social workers with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). The aim of the programme is to develop practitioners who are fit or practice in the rapidly changing and developing world of social care.
To apply for a Taught Masters postgraduate course at LSBU you need one of the following:
- IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 580 (Paper) or 237 (Computer) or 90 (Internet)
- Licenciado/Título de Ingeniero/Título de Arquitecto, average 6.0-6.9 (old grading system), or 1.5 in new grading system
For Postgraduate Diploma and Masters courses the normal entry qualification is an Honours degree or equivalent. For some Postgraduate Diplomas alternative qualifications are accepted along with relevant work experience. The University considers each application on its merits and is prepared to admit candidates who can demonstrate they have reached the normal entry requirements on the basis of prior experiential learning.
Please note, this course is subject to change, with the transfer to 20 credit modules and subsequent revalidation, which will incorporate the Social Work Reform Board´s recommendations.
•Preparation for practice
•Methods, skills and theories for practice
•Critical perspectives on human growth and development
•Research methodology and strategy
•Practice learning placement 1
•Social work law
•Society, Ethics and working with others: dilemmas in practice
•Assess, plan, intervene and review
•Communication for practice
•Practice learning placement 2
Recent guest lecturers
•Lord Laming, Chairman, Victoria Climbie case
•Professor Joan Orme, Glasgow School of Social Work
•Professor Jan Fook, University of Southampton
•Pam Trevithick, author of ´Social Work Skills´
LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search. Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or an internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the job you want at the end of your course.