School of Sociology and Social Policy

Want to transform the lives of vulnerable individuals and families?

Study a Social Work MA at the UK's number 1 university*

As a social worker you will:

  • make a real difference in one of the most fulfilling careers available
  • experience unique challenges that will develop you personally
  • gain a deeper understanding of society's issues
  • uphold human rights and social justice
MA Social Work


Why Nottingham?

  • We have a number of bursary funded places available for September 2017
  • Our two-year programme is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council, and you can register as a qualified social worker when you graduate
  • You will undertake a total of 170 days of practical training on placement with a variety of agencies, that will give you a broad skillset across a range of specialisms
  • We have over 60 years' experience of delivering social work education in a friendly and dynamic learning environment
  • The latest available employment figures show that 100% of our postgraduates in the School of Sociology and Social Policy had secured work or further study within six months of graduation**

Apply now for 2017

Applications for this course must be made via undergraduate UCAS Apply and Track (course code L508, institution code N84).

If you view the details on UCAS it may therefore appear that this course is subject to the undergraduate application deadline of 15 January 2017, however we are still accepting applications.


* 1st for social work in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2018
** Known destinations of full-time home higher degree postgraduates 2014/15


School of Sociology and Social Policy

Law and Social Sciences building
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 951 5559