Theory, Methods and Values in Practice 2 (866L5)

30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn and spring teaching

This module is directly linked with the second practice placement (SWP2) and builds on learning from TMViP1 in Year One. You continue to focus on the role and tasks of contemporary social work relevant to specific populations. Drawing in particular on psycho-social and ecological perspectives and a research-minded approach it will enable you to:

  • critically examine the theoretical concepts and disciplinary knowledge that inform social work theory and practice in services for adults and/or children;
  • integrate multiple sources of evidence to make effective judgements and decisions about presenting difficulties and their management or resolution;
  • consider and evaluate the use of a range of methods and approaches designed to achieve specified outcomes;
  • increase their own self-awareness and reflective skills to understand the development and maintenance of effective relationships with people who use services.


100%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 101 hours of contact time and about 199 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.