Taught course

Advanced Social Work

University of Brighton · School of Applied Social Science

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Entry requirements

Individual offers may vary. Applicants must normally: have a first degree, or accredited prior learning (APL); hold a recognised social work qualification; have current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a social worker; have a minimum of 15 hours per week dedicated to professional social work practice in a leadership role; have the agreement and support of an employer to facilitate relevant experience and supervision .

Months of entry


Course content

The Advanced Social Work MSc supports the development of experienced social workers who are in some form of leadership role.

It seeks to consolidate learning in line with the eighth level of the College of Social Work's Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF). At this stage, you are expected to a specialist with some strategic influence.

Applicants to the MSc have usually achieved the Professional Social Work Practice PGCert and PGDip and therefore already chosen a practice, education or management route. Advice and guidance on this issue are available from the admissions tutor if desired.

As a course of continuing professional development (CPD), the Advanced Social Work MSc is not accredited by a Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Body (PSRB). However, you must still be registered as a social worker with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to be accepted on to the programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    12-24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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01273 644644