Taught course

Professional Education and Training

Kingston University · Social Work

Entry requirements

  • A first or second class honours degree (BA(Hons)/BSc(Hons), or Postgraduate Diploma in a relevant subject to the course and a relevant professional qualification; or
  • a professional qualification in social work or related profession, and substantial current or recent experience in a relevant setting for the course. 'Substantial' experience may be considered in the light of the applicant's qualitative rather than quantitative experience.
  • All applicants must normally be working in settings which will allow them to undertake the practice elements of the programme.

Months of entry

January, May

Course content

This course provides a career development pathway for those wishing to specialise in professional education and training within their professional field relevant to social work and or social care. All modules include practice elements, are research-informed and can be chosen to suit your professional needs. The course is also a springboard for continuation to doctoral studies.

What will you study

The course has a national and international focus. You will learn about latest developments and research in social work and social care education around the world and the global agenda for social work. In addition, you will develop the professional practice skills needed to work in professional education and training in social work, social care or other relevant sectors; eg educating, mentoring, supporting, assessing and managing others; teamwork and interprofessional practice; and leadership skills. There is a strong emphasis on developing your critical appraisal of research evidence and exploring ethical frameworks.

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 a 'capstone' project and a related article suitable for publication 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.

Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements may be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

Applicants from one of the recognised Majority English Speaking Countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.

Fees and funding

Please see http://www.kingston.ac.uk/postgraduate-course/professional-education-training-ma/fees-and-bursaries.html for further details.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    24-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dale Van Graan
+44 (0)20 8417 5669