Master of Social Work (MSW): Apply for this course

Before you apply

Before you submit your application, please read through our entry criteria carefully to ensure you meet our requirements.

How to apply online

Full-time MSW

All students (UK and International) need to apply for the full-time MSW course through UCAS with the following code:

  • Full time: L508

Please note this is listed under the Undergraduate courses on UCAS as it is a pre-registration course. We continue to accept applications following the UCAS equal consideration deadline in January, until the course is full.

Part-time MSW

Apply now for the part-time MSW >

Please note: most students from countries outside the European Union/European Economic Area and classified as overseas fee paying, are not eligible to apply for part-time courses due to UK student visa regulations. For information on exceptions please visit the UKCISA website or email our CAS and Visa Compliance team

Application deadlines

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, applications will close when the course is full.


If you are being sponsored to study this course, your sponsor must complete the Tuition Fees Sponsorship Agreement form (PDF). It is the responsibility of the employee/student to ensure that it is completed fully and uploaded with the application otherwise the student may be invoiced personally. If the sponsor requires a Purchase Order number to be included on their invoice, please provide on the sponsorship form.

Please return this completed form to  

After you have applied

If the postgraduate admissions tutor requires further information, or wishes to invite you to further assessment by interview, they will contact you directly.