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Doctorate in Social Work

University of Birmingham · School of Social Policy
DSW by taught

Entry requirements

Normally a first-class or upper second-class Honours degree in social work or a relevant social science, or the successful completion of an appropriate postgraduate programme is required.

Doctor of Social Work applicants would usually also have a relevant professional qualification and experience.

Potential for research generally also needs to be indicated.

Months of entry


Course content

The Doctorate inf Social Work is designed for social workers and for those wanting to undertake a professional doctorate in the field of Applied Social Studies. Its purpose is to enable those working in professional contexts to make a difference by carrying out applied or action orientated research in a variety of areas. It also facilitates organisational input on agreed research areas and can enhance organisational research capacity.

It is a professional doctorate for both UK based as well as International (EU and wider Overseas) students.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • DSW by taught
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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