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School of Applied Social Sciences

Social Work

Funding Announcement for 2015 Entry

The Master of Social Work Programme at Durham has been notified of its allocation of Bursaries to support new entrants in October 2015 to postgraduate study. Details of the value of the bursary can be found here.

The Social Work bursary makes a contribution (£4052) to the fee of the programme (£6,100) and additionally comprises a range of other elements depending on personal circumstances detailed in the document above.

For October 2015 entry, the programme is continuing to recruit to bursaried places for eligible students and will be allocating bursaries to eligible applicants who firmly accept a conditional or unconditional offer on a first-come-first-served basis. The programme is also continuing to welcome applications from prospected students funded from other sources or who are seeking to support their own study. All applications should follow the UCAS Application process as normal.

Social Work at Durham provides postgraduate study at Masters and doctoral levels preparing students to address some of the most difficult social problems facing contemporary societies. Students are supported in their learning by academic and administrative staff, service users and carers, and practice educators. The Master of Social Work is characterised by research-led teaching in which staff use their own research knowledge and experience, and students are supported to learn and apply different methods of research throughout the programme. This approach to learning is designed to prepare students for practice in different settings. Studying social work at Durham enables students to learn about leading developments in the discipline, to gain practice confidence by working with a range of people who use services under the guidance of practice educators, and to contribute to improving the quality of life of those in need.