This is a two-year full-time programme leading to an MA and a professional qualification in social work. Situated within the broader environment of social sciences, this programme provides a theoretical and critical approach to the acquisition and appreciation of knowledge about social work practice and its context. Principles of human rights are core. Distinctive features •Our teaching staff have current practice and research backgrounds that keep them up to date with developments in the field. •A range of placement opportunities in specialist fields are provided. •Bursaries may be available from the Care Council for Wales (or other UK equivalent councils). •The programme continues to meet the Care Council for Wales’ requirements with no conditions according to yearly reviews. •There are opportunities to take part in student exchange (ERASMUS) and carry out some study abroad (currently Finland, Lithuania, Austria or Germany). •Users of social services are central to the management and delivery of the Programme.