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20-21 SW5000: Practice Learning I PGDip

Assessed readiness for practice in a service delivery setting, prior to undertaking social work practice placements, is a pre-requisite for qualifying social work students in the UK. This course provides the necessary guidance and support to prepare students to undertake their first 70 day practice placement.

20-21 SW5001: Human Behaviour in the Social Environment PGDip

SW5001: Human Behaviour in the Social Enviroment

This is a Core Course.
The deadline for both the child observation and core assignments is July 22nd.

20-21 SW5002:Social Policy for Social Workers PGDip

Social Policy for Social Work Incorporates sociology and social policy, providing an understanding of the wider context in which social work is practiced. There is a focus on concepts and theory which help to understand social inequality.


  • Summative essay due for submission on  April 8th 2020

20-21 SW5003: Social Work Theory and Practice PGDip

SW5003 Knowledge and Theories for Practice

Welcome to Theories and Knowledge for Social Work Practice. This course is aimed at exploring theory and its relevance in contemporary social work practice. The lecture series will introduce the various concepts and provide an overview of some of the commonly used theoretical frameworks. The integrative seminars will provide opportunities to explore the application of theory to practice.


Summative Essay due on June 10th 2018

20-21 SW5004: Law for Social Work PGDip

Law for Social Workers Course Overview:

The course runs over the summer term consisting of 9 lectures and seminars. The overall aim of the course is to provide a solid grounding in a number of areas of law which are necessary to meet the PCF requirements of a newly qualified Social Worker.



The summative assessment for this course is a 3 hour unseen exam, in part based on seen case studies, and scheduled for (100% weighting) September 14th 2020.

19-20 Adult Services


See Syllabus for full details


- PBL seminars will include preparation for presentation
- Draft essay plan submission 11th Nov 2019


9th Dec 2019 - essay (60%)
17th Feb 2020 - presentation (40%)

Criteria for assessment is available on the critical social work moodle page

A podcast outlining the assessment will be uploaded on the CSW page closer the time

19-20 Critical Reflection

The critical reflection seminar series is part of the Critical Social Work course and counts towards the required 30 days of skills that must be completed by all students prior to progression qualification. You should  ensure that you maintain full attendance and see detailed information in course syllabi — it’s your responsibility to demonstrate that you have met this requirement.

19-20 Mental Health

Critical Social Work Interventions - Mental Health Seminar

Assessment dates:
Essay 9th December 2019
Presentation: 17th February 2020
The criteria for assessment is available on the Critical Social work Moodle page

Social Work Resources

This is a MSc Social work administration page. The moodle page can be used to communicate information across both years of the MSc in Social Work.