We require a health professional qualification relevant to social work or current registration with the relevant professional, statutory or equivalent regulatory body.
You must also hold a relevant honours first degree (Lower Second or above, or equivalent) from an approved higher education institution OR evidence of previous advanced study, research or professional experience that the University accepts as qualifying you for entry.
Part-time students whose unit(s) have practical components also need written support from their employer to attend and complete any practice requirements.
Months of entry
Our MSc Advanced Social Work Practice and Leadership course gives registered social workers the knowledge and skills they need to enhance their practice and prepare for leadership roles.
The course is aimed at social workers registered with a relevant professional, statutory or equivalent regulatory body. You will study content that reflects professional, UK-wide government and international benchmarks for advanced level practice in health and social care, enhancing your suitability for revalidation.
This includes contemporary knowledge and skills in clinical and direct care practice, leadership and collaborative practice, improving quality and developing practice, and developing self and others.
You will learn how to develop efficient and ethical ways of working that offer a better quality of life and care by placing service users and carers at the centre of decision-making and service redesign.
Information for international students
Students whose first language is not English are required to hold one of the following:
- IELTS 6.5, with a score of 6.0 or above in each component;
- TOEFL 600 paper-based (with a minimum score on Test of Written English of 6.0);
- TOEFL 250 computer-based (with a minimum score on Test of Written English of 6.0);
- GCSE English Grade C.
Please note that we will only consider applications where evidence is provided at the point of application that the minimum has been achieved.
Fees and funding
For general fees information please visit postgraduate fees. Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance. Please be aware that you are only eligible for the postgraduate loan for English students if you choose the 1 year full-time or 2 year part-time programme.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
- +44 (0)161 306 7604