Taught course

Advanced Social Work

Kingston University · Social Work

Entry requirements

A professional qualification in social work and substantial current or recent experience in a relevant setting for the course. http://www.kingston.ac.uk/postgraduate-course/advanced-social-work-ma/entry-requirements.html

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This course for registered social workers gives busy practitioners structured opportunities for critical reflection in our well-resourced and research-informed learning community. It is designed and managed in consultation with employers, partner agencies and those accessing social work services. It complements the range of development opportunities available to social workers (including in-house training and career planning) and is a springboard for progression to doctoral studies.

What will you study

The course is attuned to the vision of the Professional Capabilities Framework and Chief Social Workers' Knowledge & Skills Statements for social workers, which anticipate that experienced social workers may pursue multiple routes to progression. Consequently, you can combine specialist components, such as in the Best Interests Assessor module, with generic elements, such as supervision, professional education and leadership, management and decision making. This flexible format allows you to construct a programme of study to suit your professional profile and areas of developing expertise while benefiting from exchange with practitioners in other specialist roles.

You will need to successfully complete two 30 credit modules to gain the postgraduate certificate; four 30 credit modules to gain the postgraduate diploma; and four 30 credit modules plus the 'capstone' project to gain the MA.

Information for international students

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS of 7.0 overall with special conditions in all elements. Please make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we'll consider.

Fees and funding

Please see www.kingston.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/ for further details.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-72 months

Course contact details

David Nilsson
+44 (0)20 8417 6578