Liverpool John Moores university ma social work

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Liverpool John Moores university ma social work

About your course

Qualify as a social worker on this Masters Social Work course offered by Liverpool John Moores University and recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council. The course trains you to cater for all service users in many settings.

  • Masters degree available to study full time (two years)
  • Study for the qualifying award for social work, recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Develop the necessary knowledge and skills to practice as a qualified social worker in a range of settings
  • Learn from experienced social work practitioners
  • Benefit from two key work placements
  • Enjoy a wide range of teaching and assessment techniques
  • This course will only run subject to minimum numbers

Introduction to the School

The innovative training delivered by LJMU’s School of Nursing and Allied Health provides you with the skills, confidence and competence to provide first class support to the individuals, families and communities you will work with.

Our courses meet the needs of the current health and social care agenda plus the growing demand from this ever-evolving sector for increasingly skilled healthcare professionals. They will enhance your existing skills, develop specialised knowledge and expertise and improve your long-term job prospects.
All of our courses are also informed by the latest research, ensuring they are at the forefront of developments in the field. Indeed, in the 2014 REF, 68% of LJMU’s health -related research was considered world leading or internationally excellent.

The School works with key stakeholders locally, nationally and internationally. We have key contacts in sectors such as:

  • health and social care, with health authorities including Merseycare NHS Trust, St Helens and Knowsley Hospitals NHS Trust, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust and the North West Ambulance Service
  • education, with the City of Liverpool College; Alexian Research Centre, Germany; Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands; University College Thomas More, Belgium and KPY University, Malaysia
  • the charity, community and voluntary group sector

Liverpool John Moores university ma social work

Why study this course at LJMU?

This programme will give you the skills, confidence and ability to:

  • work with people in a caring and professional manner
  • assess situations for change
  • write concise and coherent reports
  • make convincing spoken and written presentations of ideas
  • summarise and present data
  • work individually and as part of a team
  • produce solutions to problems

It is geared to training and supporting knowledgeable and skilled practitioners, who are aware of the importance of service users, and to giving them a genuine voice and choice in the services available to them. Underpinning all aspects of the training is a commitment to ethical and anti-oppressive values.

“The course enables you to develop the values, skills and knowledge necessary to practice as capable and critical social workers.

The social work team – in partnership with practice educators, service users and practitioners – will help you develop and integrate your theoretical and practical understanding of social work and of the contexts within which Social Work takes place.

In choosing to be a Social Worker you have selected one of the most challenging, interesting and stimulating professional public service careers. We will do all that we can to help you achieve your ambition.”

Liverpool John Moores university ma social work

Programme outline and structure

Collectively the knowledge and work-experience secured through the course will enable you to use the regulatory guidance and standards set out by the Health and Care Professions Council.

The course is designed to balance academic learning and the development of social work skills. There is a strong emphasis on integrating practice and theory, with the purpose of producing theoretically informed and highly competent practitioners. The curriculum is mapped against the QAA benchmark for Social Work 2008, the Standards of Proficiency (HCPC) 2012 and the Professional Capabilities Framework Guidance on Conduct and Ethics.

This is a full time course. In year one, there will be up to four days on-site study per week and in year two, this will be reduced to three days. Year one has a 70 day full time placement and year two has a 100 day full time placement with additional time to complete your dissertation. Independent learning hours vary from module to module.

On joining the programme, you will be appointed a personal tutor to oversee your progression and provide you with a reference when your studies are complete.
Formal Teaching takes place predominantly in Tithebarn Street in the city centre. This vibrant location offers everything you could possibly need during your studies. The resident Avril Robarts library, for example, is open 24/7 during semesters and has computer rooms, learning spaces and on site catering facilities.

Faculty of Education, Health and Community (Health)
T: 0151 231 5829
E: health@ljmu.ac.uk