Taught course

Advanced Social Work and Management

University of Brighton · School of Applied Social Science

Entry requirements

Individual offers may vary. Applicants must normally: have a first degree, or demonstrate ability to study at masters level; hold a GSCC-recognised social work qualification; have current registration with GSCC as a social worker; be engaged in complex social work practice with adults, or in mental health services, or in leadership and management in social work, in a leading role with lead responsibilities for a minimum of 15 hours per week; have the agreement and support of an employer who will facilitate relevant practice, supervision and assessment of practice to meet course assessment requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

The Advanced Social Work and Management MSc is available for those who have achieved a higher specialist leadership postgraduate diploma. This course has been developed under the new General Social Care Council (GSCC) Post Qualifying Social Work framework, for social workers who have leading roles and responsibilities in management or practice. It builds upon postgraduate diplomas in higher specialist social work practice and integrates advanced academic and practice requirements.
The course and qualifications at higher specialist level, which lead up to this masters course, provide practitioners with opportunities to achieve an integrated academic and practice advanced social work award.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-72 months

Course contact details

Julia Stroud, course leader
01273 643988