MA Social Work / Careers

Year of entry: 2024

Career opportunities

Careers destinations

Our course offers a professional qualification that is nationally and internationally recognised.

You will gain the skills to take up challenging and stimulating social work posts in a variety of fields within the statutory, voluntary and private sectors.

You will also have opportunities to practice across a range of settings and with different service user groups, including working within child, adult and mental health services.

Your future career prospects may also be enhanced through statutory experience within Greater Manchester Social Work Academy (our government-sponsored Teaching Partnership) alongside our close links with other regional employers. Our partnerships ensure close links between local employers and universities across Greater Manchester.

Qualified social workers are encouraged to further their education through courses and events for continuing professional development (CPD) in line with Social Work England's recommendations for ongoing professional development.

Accrediting organisations

As well as regulating individual social workers,  Social Work England  regulates the content and performance of social work courses.

Social work is a protected title by law, which means that on completion of an approved course, you can register with  Social Work England  to practice as a social worker. 

Practice placements are an integral part of your learning. Social Work Education provides useful guidance on the responsibilities of placements and students. Please see Social Work England .