Keele University

Keele University

Social Work

This course aims to provide a specialist route for social work or social policy professionals who wish to embark on doctoral study located within their own professional discipline; the broad aims of this programme are to develop in depth and systematic understanding of knowledge, skills and values at the forefront of contemporary social work policy and practice; to develop a critical awareness of the context in which contemporary social work policy and practice takes place; to develop critical awareness and application of research evidence, methodologies and methods at the forefront of contemporary social work policy and practice; to enable participants to undertake a doctoral research study of relevance to social work policy or practice; to provide opportunities for interdisciplinary learning and collaboration through shared learning with colleagues from a range of public professions.

Entry requirements

A relevant Masters degree obtained from a UK university or an overseas equivalent; in exceptional cases candidates without a Master's degree, but with a good, undergraduate degree classification, may be admitted on demonstration of written professional work of good Master's level equivalence; an accredited social work qualification (GSCC or equivalent); evidence of experience relating to social work practice or social work policy


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
Professional Doctorate Part-time £ 3,996 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Keele Campus Keele ST5 5BG West Midlands

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