The School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR) has a long and distinguished history, and is one of the largest and most successful social science research communities in Europe.
It has received top ratings in Research Assessment Exercises, and most recently had 70% of its work judged as either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in terms of its “originality, significance and rigour”.
The School supports a large and thriving postgraduate community and in 2010 distributed in excess of £100,000 in Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) quota awards, and in University and SSPSSR bursaries and scholarships to new students.
Social Work at the University of Kent is taught by world-leading academics and practitioners, and benefits from being part of one of the most successful social science communities in Europe.
The MA in Social Work offers you the opportunity to gain a professional qualification in social work alongside a Master’s degree. The programme offers successful graduates eligibility for professional registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the regulatory body for social work. The MA provides the national required standard in knowledge and skills needed by professional social workers. The programme also provides extensive work in practice learning settings that meet Government requirements.
Kent’s social work students have an excellent employability record with 85% of graduates in work six months after graduation – 95% of these in managerial positions.