Applying - MA Social Work - Masters Degrees - Postgraduate Study - Sociological Studies - The University of Sheffield

Applications for the MA in Social Work must be made through UCAS.

We are still accepting applications for the MA Social Work for 2016 entry. Please submit your application via UCAS online. **PLEASE NOTE**: that whilst the MA Social Work course is a postgraduate course, you will need to apply via UCAS through the undergraduate route and NOT the postgraduate option.

When applying you are required to provide a supporting statement; this is your opportunity to provide the reasons you have for wanting to take part in the course as well as what you feel to be the skills and experiences you possess in order to succeed as a social worker.

Alongside a personal statement you will be required to produce two references; the application form only allows one reference on the application form. If you are shortlisted for an interview, we will take up a second reference at that point.

For your application form, you can use either an academic referee (i.e. someone from the University where you did your undergraduate degree), or a 'practice' referee (i.e. someone with supervisory responsibility for you while you were undertaking social work, or related experience, who can comment on your conduct).

It is a HCPC requirement that all applicants who are accepted onto the course will have undertaken a satisfactory interview. Applicants who are successful

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on the grounds of their application form will be invited for an interview, however this is no guarantee of a place on the course. The interview stage will consist of a formal interview with a panel, including a member of our academic teaching staff, a professional social worker and a social work service user. Alongside this there is a short written assessment. This is also a good opportunity for us to meet you and get to know you better. You will be provided with more information if you are invited for an interview.

Due to the large volume of applications we receive, each of these stages may take some time so please be patient.

The Department is committed to ensuring that all candidates have an equal opportunity to be selected. We are particularly keen to recruit appropriately qualified people from the Black and Asian community, disabled people and men - all of whom are currently underrepresented in the social work profession.

MA Social Work application and interview tips

In the videos below, Dr Liam Foster, Lecturer in Social Work, offers advice on the UCAS application process, as well hints and tips for the MA Social Work interviews.


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