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Social Work MA

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How to apply

Applicants must apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions System ( UCAS ) and are encouraged to apply early (before the January deadline). Applications made direct to the University will not be considered.

Advice to applicants

Applicants must apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions System (UCAS) and are encouraged to apply early (before the January deadline). Applications made direct to the University will not be considered.

How your application is considered

In addition to the academic and work experience entry requirements, the Professional Capabilities Framework is used to assess personal statements and guide the selection process.

If shortlisted you will be invited for an interview and be required to complete a written test. Information about the interview and written test will be provided if you are shortlisted.

For more information, please read the Professional Capabilities Framework (PDF, 78 KB) criteria.

Interview requirements

All short-listed applicants will be required to attend the University for an interview before any decision on an offer is made.

Fitness to practise / health requirements

All offers of a place are subject to satisfactory health screening and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (completed prior to registration). For further information about the process used by the School in the case of positive DBS disclosures, see: DBS checks (PDF, 21 KB)

The health screening comprises completion of a detailed health questionnaire by the applicant and their General Practitioner and also an appointment with the University's Occupational Health Department. In order to be admitted and continue on the programme students must be deemed as medically fit for both practice and theory by the Occupational Health Department.

If you have any concerns about a health condition/issue and its impact on your ability to undertake the course please contact the Occupational Health Department as early as possible in the application process.

telephone: +44(0)161 306 5806

email: millocchealth@manchester.ac.uk

Disclosure and Barring Service check

All students must undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check including checks against the lists of those barred from working with adults and children. Satisfactory clearance from the DBS is a requirement for this course.

Further information about DBS checks including the process used by the School in the case of positive disclosures (PDF, 21 KB)

Re-applications

If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.