Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Advanced Social Work

This programme is primarily for social workers who have been working as qualified practitioners for at least a year. Modules are also open to other professionals who are engaged in complex work in related areas, for example health visitors, nurses, police officers, people working in therapeutic roles and those who have responsibility for commissioning services. The programme will support you to develop skills in critical analysis and reflection on your practice, to engage with current knowledge and to use knowledge and theory to inform your judgments, decision making and practice more widely. You will carry out work relating directly to your current or recent practice, developing analytical and reflexive skills. There is an emphasis throughout the programme on developing skills in engaging with theory and knowledge to inform practice. Workshops are timetabled to be accessible for students who are travelling to Lancaster from other parts of the UK.

Entry requirements

A lower 2nd Class Honours degree in social work or a social science subject; or a degree level qualification in a related profession, such as nursing; or a Master's degree in social work. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Optional modules (relating to specific areas of social work practice): Advances in child protection; strengths based approaches in child welfare; child welfare and social pedagogy; assessment and decision making in the context of child neglect; social approaches to voice hearing. Optional modules (relating to specific areas of social work practice): Advances in child protection; strengths based approaches in child welfare; child welfare and social pedagogy; assessment and decision making in the context of child neglect; social approaches to voice hearing. Optional modules (relating to specialist or complex areas across service areas): Professional supervision; understanding leadership and management; leading and managing people; leading others through change; practice education.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on written assignments; a dissertation is required for the Master's.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,125 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,100 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,125 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,125 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,125 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster University Lancaster LA1 4YW North West

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Postgraduate Enquiries
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01524 594178