University of Lincoln

University of Lincoln

Advanced Development in Social Work

The course is targeted at social sector professionals who wish to gain advanced practice skills and expertise, especially in international and cross-cultural settings. This is an international degree programme and students will study in Lincoln, Aalborg, Lisbon, Paris and Warsaw during the 2-year course.

Entry requirements

Bachelor degree in social work (or related subject if social work does not exist as a university subject in your country). Professional license as social worker (if required by law in your country). 1 year of full-time work experience in the social sector. English competence equivalent to 6.5 Academic IELTS (including 6.5 in speaking and writing).

Course modules

Semester 1 (University of Lincoln, UK): Critical knowledge and perspectives on society; advanced theories, methods and interventions; communication and creativity in social work; working within social and public spaces. Semester 2 (Aalborg University, Denmark): Power relations and actor perspectives; problem-based approaches in social work; field study � power relations and actor perspectives in everyday social work. Summer school (Paris West University, France): Practice-oriented research in social work. Semester 3 (Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal): Globalisation, migrations and cultural diversity; globalised social work and sustainable development; professional ethics and human rights; social administration and social entrepreneurship; social work research methods. Semester 4 (all countries): research project.

Assessment methods

Most modules are assessed by 2 assignments, one written and one presentation or project. Formative assessment, in which assignments do not contribute to module marks, is also used to enhance learning throughout the course.

Sponsorship information

A 25% discount on tuition fees is available to students who obtain funding from their employer, a government body or international organisation to take part in the course. This will be applied as a waiver of the fourth installment of fees and is conditional on a signed agreement between the student, organisation and ADVANCES consortium. Please email the ADVANCES Coordinator for more details. The European Commission will provide a limited number of full scholarships for non-EU students and partial scholarships for EU students. These will be awarded based on academic merit and geographical background.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
European Master's Full-time - 22 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lincoln (Main Site) Lincoln LN6 7TS East Midlands

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