A significant proportion of the course takes the form of small study groups and seminars. If you have specific questions about the degree, contact Tom Henri Successful applicants on the MA in Social Work commit to studying on a full-time taught course over two years.
On successful completion you will receive a MA in Social Work which is the professional entry qualification to be a social worker and it enables you to apply for registration as a social worker with the Health and Care Professions Council.
There is an expectation that you attend at least 85% of all aspects of the programme.
The structured learning includes specific learning in: Practice is central to the programme, and there will be practice placements in two settings and with different service user groups (eg child care and mental health).
You are also provided with an introduction to: life-span development, assessment in social work and a range of social work intervention approaches.
Your assessed practice consists of 70 days spent as a social worker; this gives you the chance to develop your communication and social work practice skills with service users, and to work in partnership across professional disciplines and agencies.
You'll develop your skills for reflective and evidence-based practice and will be able to further your research mindedness.
Goldsmiths has a long tradition of social work education, and our programmes are internationally regarded as excellent in both practice learning and critical studies.
This module-unit addresses issues of life-span development focusing on child development, adolescence and work with older people.
It includes the study of key theories and approaches to human growth and development as well as considering discrimination and oppression.