Description

This is a part-time modular programme providing continuing professional education for registered social workers who are currently working with children and young people, their families and carers in the UK.

The programme leads to one of three awards; you can enter at MSc, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma level. Alternatively, you are welcome simply to take any of our units on a credit-only basis.

The programme is normally accessed by qualified social workers as part of their employment with local authorities or voluntary/independent sector organisations in the south west of England. However, we also welcome applications from appropriately qualified and experienced practitioners/managers working elsewhere in the UK. It is managed in partnership with local employers.

Study Details:

MSc/PGDip/PGCert Two to five years part-time, depending on the programme.

Module Details:

The programme is timetabled so that you study on a part-time basis, and access to units is modular.

Postgraduate Certificate students must take three units, normally including at least two of the four core units (a total of 60 credit points). Visit our programme cataloguefor full details of the structure and unit content for our Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Social Work with Children and Families.

Postgraduate Diploma students must take all four core units and two of the optional units (a total of 120 credit points). Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Social Work with Children and Families.

Master’s students must take all four core units and two of the optional units. Successful completion of the dissertation leads to the full master’s award (a total of 180 credit points). You will undertake research methods training before accessing the dissertation unit. Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Advanced Social Work with Children and Families.

Credit-only students can undertake any of the units available on the programme. This will give you the opportunity to gain academic credits towards your continuing professional development. However, if you want to build up academic credits to work towards a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma or MSc, you will need to take careful note of the requirements for these programmes in terms of core and optional units.

There is also a Graduate Certificate in Social Work with Children and Families for prospective students without an undergraduate qualification.

Student Destinations

Students on the MSc in Advanced Social Work with Children and Families are qualified and experienced social workers, who are currently employed in a variety of children and family settings in the UK. The programme is aligned with the British Association of Social Workers’ Professional Capabilities Framework and the Department for Education’s knowledge and skills statement for child and family social workers.

It has been designed to provide high-quality continuing professional development for social work practitioners and managers. Successful completion of the programme will support professional registration and enhance opportunities for career progression.

Fees

Fees are set on a per-unit basis for this programme. Fees for 2019/20 are as follows: UK/EU:£970 per 20-credit unit UK/EU:£1,450 60-credit dissertation fee Overseas:£2,140 per 20-credit unit Overseas:£3,210 60-credit dissertation fee

Entry Requirements

Professional social work qualification (or equivalent) and current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (or equivalent). An honours degree (or equivalent qualification demonstrated through experience in the field), and a demonstrable ability to study at postgraduate level.

  • As part of the application, you will be asked to submit a personal statement of 550-700 words (300-500 words for those undertaking individual ‘credit only’ units).
  • As this is a practice-focused programme, students are required to be in professional social work practice in the UK in some capacity throughout their time on the programme.

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