Post Qualifying Professional Practice MA

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What makes this course different

Guidance from UEL past students

You will receive guidance from our past students. Many of the university's qualified social workers work in the local London boroughs and come back to help supervise our qualifying students.

Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

All of the social work courses at the University of East London have been approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the College of Social Work. They have received positive feedback from both organisations.

HCPC-registered team members

Every member of the social work team is HCPC-registered, understands and has direct experience of social work practice and is researching in their area of expertise. Not all universities can say the same about their academics.

Course modules

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

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Your future career

Your future career

Not every social work practitioner wants further qualifications in their specialised field, but they can help your career progression. Moving on to the Practice Educator courses is often viewed as a step towards a management post. This means that we are constantly looking to train new Practice Educators who can supervise our social work students out on their placements.

The course thrives on and feeds into the partnership that we have with our service users, local authorities and practitioners, all of whom are involved in the teaching and development of students.

You will benefit from a uniquely East London experience that will help your progression in social work posts locally.

Many of our qualified social workers find jobs in the London boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Newham, Redbridge and Waltham Forest. We are proud of the continuing contact we have with our former students and we invite them to come back and supervise our qualifying students.

The course has been designed to take you forward in your social work practice. In addition to the short courses, there is a specialist children and families or social work with adults module that will give you insight into that field.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, and further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. Our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting-edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

Our dedicated and award-winning team provide you with careers and employability resources, including:

  • Online jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work.
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts 
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services 
  • Careers workshops and employer events 
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme which issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you’ve mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

Our Mental Wealth programme

We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top

  • Enterprise and entrepreneurship support 
  • We are ranked 6th for graduate start-ups 
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations 
  • Support in starting a new business, freelancing and self-employment 
  • London on our doorstep

What you'll learn

The Practice Educator courses are for social workers who wish to supervise students qualifying for their Social Work, BA or Social Work, MA degrees when they are on placement. The fees for this module are £0 if a UEL student is offered a placement. We run these courses in partnership with our placement opportunities. It is a regulatory body requirement that our practice educators are qualified to an appropriate level.

How you'll learn

Another short (postgraduate diploma) course is the Approved Mental Health Practitioner course, runs externally by the University of East London in partnership with the London Borough of Enfield. This will also give you 60 credits towards your master's qualification.

How you will be assessed

Each module on this course is assessed separately. We assess you via coursework, assignments, project work, portfolios, group work and, for some modules, through mentor reports.

Campus and facilities

Water Lane, Stratford

Who teaches this course

This course is delivered by School of Education and Communities

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.