Taught course

Applied Social Work Practice: Leadership and Management

University of Bedfordshire · Department of Applied Social Studies

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a 2:2 Honours degree in a related subject from a recognised higher education institution; be registered with the HCPC; and be a practising social worker in a children and families setting.

Months of entry


Course content

This part-time course prepares you for the challenges of management in organisations where policy and structure are subject to constant change. You will cover key issues in social work leadership and management – developing your ability to critically examine daily management practice.

Key features

  • Explore your full potential as a leader and manager in social work through enhancing your knowledge, skills, sense of enterprise and self-awareness
  • This course conforms to the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF)

Career opportunities

You will be able to seek key leadership or management opportunities in social work or social care as the course progresses or upon graduation. On completing leadership and management units, past graduates have been promoted to positions of greater responsibility such as Heads of Service and have used the knowledge gained on the course to secure these positions.

Areas of study may include:

  • Applied research skills in social work
  • Dissertation for social work leaders and managers
  • Leading and managing
  • Strategic leadership
  • Supervising for quality and performance in social work

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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