Taught course

Advanced Practice (Children and Families/Leadership and Management)

Royal Holloway, University of London · Department of Social Work

Entry requirements

Normally a Social Work or other professional qualification in a relevant discipline at degree or Masters level. Students must be currently involved in practice or management work in a social care or health setting. Students with a DipHe (e.g. DipSW) and at least two years' practice experience are also able to apply.

Children & Families / Leadership & Management

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Advanced Practice from Royal Holloway's Department of Social Work provides high quality training that enables you to critically evaluate theory and utilise research findings in relation to advanced practice and leadership. There are two pathways leading to the qualification: Children & Familieis and Leadership & Management.

The course is delivered via a part-time, modular approach which offers flexibility to suit the needs of social workers wishing to continue their professional development. It provides professionally and academically rigorous postgraduate training for experienced workers in social care and health services, and will lead to academic and professional qualifications at Masters and Advanced levels.

This course builds upon the long-standing partnerships that Royal Holloway's Department of Social Work has with employer agencies and service user groups.

Students are able to exit at different stages through the course. Those who successfully complete stage one can achieve a Postgraduate Certificate, and those also completing stage two can achieve a Postgraduate Diploma (with Higher Specialist Award in Social Work). Completion of three stages will lead to the award of MSc.

Information for international students

English Language requirements apply. See our website for further information.

Fees and funding

It is envisaged that some students will be supported by their employing agencies; however students can also be self-funding.

  • 15 credit courses: £500
  • 30 credit courses: £800 except the Work-based Learning course which is £600

Qualification and course duration


part time
36-60 months

Course contact details

Liz Hudson