MA Social Work / Careers

Year of entry: 2021

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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 children, adult and mental health services.

Your future career prospects may also be enhanced through statutory experience within our Teaching Partnership.

The Greater Manchester Social Work Academy is a government-sponsored Teaching Partnership that ensures close links between local employers and universities across Greater Manchester. 

The members of the Academy are:

  • The University of Manchester
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • The University of Salford
  • Ten combined Local Authorities across Greater Manchester (Bury, Bolton, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan)

Qualified social workers can continue to further their education through courses and events for continuing professional development (CPD).

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 .