Explore routes into Social Work
This integrated Masters degree will provide you with the skills, knowledge and practical experience required for a career as an integrated Adult Nursing and Social Work practitioner in a range of health and social care settings.
Conferring eligibility for two professional awards, the course combines perspectives from health, social care, education and related disciplines to ensure you graduate able to work highly effectively in a multi-disciplinary environment.
As a Social Work student, you will study aspects of sociology, social policy, psychology, law, social theory and social work methods, skills and practices. You will explore barriers such as poverty, disability, racism and sexism that service users often face in society.
The main aim of the MA in Social Work is to produce competent, reflective, analytical and research-minded social workers, who are vocationally qualified, with advanced knowledge and skills to bring about innovations through collaborative practice and continuous learning.
We offer an exciting and stimulating three-year degree that, on completion, leads to eligibility to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a qualified social worker. This course aims to enable you to develop your knowledge, skills and values and demonstrate your professional capability.
Social workers work closely with other organisations to support and protect children and adults from harm, and to effect personal and social change. Studying Social Work at the University of Chester will offer you an opportunity to develop the skills needed to perform as a social work practitioner in today’s challenging and unpredictable landscape.
Other routes into Social Work
Integrated Degree Apprenticeship for Social Worker. As a Social Worker you will work in partnership with adults, children, carers and families in a range of different settings to support and promote positive change in people’s lives in order to improve their wellbeing and independence.
Training to be a social worker is an intensive, 14-month, full-time programme.
Trainee social workers will work in a local authority, gaining hands-on practitioner experience and academic learning.
Successful trainees will be awarded a postgraduate diploma in social work once they complete the programme, allowing them to register and practise as a social worker.
The Frontline programme is a unique opportunity for high potential university leavers and career changers to join one of Britain’s toughest and most rewarding professions.
Our two-year programme offers you an exciting new route into a challenging career in children’s social work. You’ll benefit from intensive practical and academic training tailored to your needs as one of a new generation of children’s social workers.