We are one of the largest providers of continuous postgraduate social work training in the South East. As part of the School of Law, our research and teaching derives from the key objective of ensuring that contemporary social work, health and social care policy, and practice can be informed at every level by a sound knowledge and value base.
We are committed to developing critically-reflective practitioners who can provide effective social work provision for the most vulnerable in our society within an anti-oppressive framework. We undertake a wide variety of commissioned research in the national and international social work and health arena, which underpins our taught courses.
- Strong partnerships across London offering a great variety of placements in all settings
- Attracts a diverse student group
- Qualified social work academic teaching staff
- Teaching informed by our research
- Taught at our London campus
- High level of employability within six months of qualification
- A solid grounding in integrating social work theory to practice
Our supportive learning environment receives excellent feedback from students, many of whom return to continue their advanced training and research.
Additional information on MSc Social Work:
See a list of our postgraduate social work programmes here:
MSc Social Work
Two years full time
The MSc Social Work is an accelerated programme for applicants who already have a first degree and want to embark on a career in social work. This two year course will fully prepare you for a professional career in the statutory or voluntary social work field. Read more here.
MSc Advanced Practice
Three years part time
Built upon long-standing partnerships with employment agencies and service user groups, the MSc in Advanced Practice offers post-qualifying education to individuals working in social care or health services. Read more here.
PGDip Social Work (Step up to Social Work)
This 14 month programme, starting in January 2020, offered as part of the Surrey and South London Partnership, the Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work (Step up to Social Work) is a condensed programme of study that leads to a professional qualification in Social Work. Read more here.
Royal Holloway has successfully been the academic partner for the Surrey and South London Step Up partnership for over 6 years. Applications are managed centrally and anyone who is interested should refer to the Department for Education website.