This intensive MSc programme runs over two academic years and is for graduates of any discipline wanting to train and qualify as social workers. This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). The course focusses on the social science knowledge base of social work and on the development of practice-relevant knowledge, skills and values. Students undertake 200 days of practical learning across the course. This involves 30 days of developing practice skills within the university, a 70-day placement in year one and a 100-day placement in year two.