Kingston University

Kingston University

Advanced Social Work

The course is attuned to the vision of the professional capabilities framework for social workers, which anticipates that experienced social workers may pursue multiple routes to progression. Consequently, students can combine specialist components related, for example, to effective safeguarding practice, with generic elements, such as supervision, professional education and leadership, management and decision-making.

Entry requirements

A 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree (BA(Hons)/BSc(Hons)) or postgraduate diploma in a relevant subject to the course and a relevant professional qualification; or a professional qualification in social work and substantial current or recent experience in a relevant setting for the course. Students whose 1st language is not English should have an IELTS score of 7.0.

Course modules

Modules include: Bringing theory and research into practice; attachment, development and transitions; adulthood, development and transitions; frameworks for effective safeguarding practice with children and families; frameworks for effective safeguarding practice with adults; practice education stage 1; practice education stage 2.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on presentations, critical reviews, posters, portfolio of practice, assessed practice, projects and a capstone project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Part-time £ 5,980 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 13,080 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penrhyn Road Campus Kingston upon Thames KT1 2EE South East

Key information

Applicant Services
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0844 855 2177