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.

Months of entry


Course content

Why choose this course?

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 qualified social workers (including in-house training and career planning) and can be a springboard for progression to doctoral studies. This course offers a choice of MA, PgCert and PgDip; you will be able to follow the programme that suits your needs.

Reasons to choose Kingston University:

  • The course incorporates recent changes in social work education and regulation; these include the Chief Social Workers' Knowledge and Skills Statements and responds to the requirements of Social Work England.
  • Kingston University has a strong teaching partnership with organisations across South West London and Surrey to ensure you will be kept up-to-date with current practice.
  • You will have excellent opportunities to network with experienced practitioners in specialist roles.

What you will study:

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 can combine specialist components across adult and children's services, such as in the Best Interests Assessor module, with generic elements, such as supervision, professional education and leadership, management and decision making.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

David Nilsson
+44 (0)20 8417 6578