Taught course

Social Work Practice - Master of Professional Social Work Practice

University of Bedfordshire · Department of Applied Social Studies

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a 2:1 Honours degree in a related subject, plus a current work setting (employed or voluntary).

Months of entry


Course content

The Master of Professional Social Work Practice (Step Up to Social Work) course allows graduates holding the Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Social Work Practice to progress to a full Master's award by undertaking a work-based research project. This work-based course will enable you to gain the systematic and independent ability to critically evaluate current theoretical understanding and practice. You will develop the skills needed to apply knowledge-informed and evidence-based practice in the workplace and have opportunities to undertake a piece of supervised research.

Key features

  • You will design, carry out and evaluate original research in the workplace under the supervision of a member of the academic team
  • Study in both classroom and practice settings to develop the skills of communication, teamwork and leadership

Career opportunities

By completing the Master of Professional Social Work Practice, you will be well placed to progress on to one of the School of Applied Social Studies’ Professional Doctorate (DProf) awards in due course. This will enhance your own knowledge and career development as well giving you the opportunity able to make a distinctive contribution to your profession.

Areas of study may include:

  • Developing professional social work practice
  • Ethical perspectives on law and society
  • Research-informed child-care practice

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Masters
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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