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MA Social Work course preparation

To help you feel prepared for your postgraduate studies, we’ve gathered together a range of course related activities including suggested reading, useful websites and some things to do right now.

Suggested reading

You will be given more information about which textbooks and research papers to read, and will be introduced to the University Library, which hold a wide range of online resources and ebooks we have for you to access, when you begin your studies.

In the meantime, you may want to familiarise yourself with the following suggested reading:

Useful websites to visit

Due to the nature of the programme, it will be useful for you to familiarise with the relevant professional expectations and standards.

Some relevant pre-reading can be found via :

Things to do to prepare

To help you prepare for your studies, you may find it useful to try the following activities:

Many journals and useful websites allow you to sign up for RSS feeds. This basically means that when new articles are published you will receive an email with this. Explore this option so that when you receive your log in details you can set this up. This will really help ensure that you use using current information in your assignments. Some good journals to explore are:

Social Work Today is a free platform aimed to benefit all professionals in the social work and social care sectors. We are the media partner of The International Federation of Social Workers and as well as working with the global social work community we will bring you the latest news, training opportunities, webinars and podcasts, online recruitment events, and conferences from across the UK.

Explore some of these useful, web-based resources:

Finally make sure that you are available from Monday 25 September to Friday 29 September 2023. You will get full access to your Virtual Learning Environment (Blackboard), when you are fully enrolled and this is where you will be able to explore your programme area alongside your first semester modules.

Meet the rest of your teaching team

In addition to being taught by Eoanna, you will also have lectures delivered by:

There are also opportunities to have lecturers delivered by external speakers.

Staff members teaching on the programme may also be your personal tutor. Further information about personal tutoring will be provided during your induction.