University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Advanced Professional Practice

The MA Advanced Professional Practice (MAAPP) has been developed in consultation with local authorities as part of the South Yorkshire Teaching Partnership, to support social work professionals to continue to develop their knowledge and skills as professionally capable, reflective and analytical practitioners. The course supports professional practice under four strands: Leadership and management, Practice, Practice educator, and Research. Each module developed for the programme has been mapped against the Government's reform agenda for social work education, and is compliant with capabilities listed in the Knowledge and Skills Statement (KSS) for Social Workers. Teaching is conducted through a combination of: Lectures, Tutorials, Seminars, Small-group work and problem-solving. The award you receive will depend upon the number of credits you complete: - 60 credits - postgraduate certificate - 120 credits - postgraduate diploma - The full award will be a Master of Arts Degree in Advanced Professional Practice upon successful completion of 180 credits, which must include the 60 credit dissertation Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information.

Entry requirements

MA: For graduates, the requirement is that you must be in possession of a professional qualification from a recognised university. We also welcome non-graduates who possess a professional qualification and can provide evidence that they can study at postgraduate level. English language requirements: Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time September 2019 - 3 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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