Taught course

Advanced Social Work with Children and Families

University of Bristol · School for Policy Studies

Entry requirements

Professional social work qualification (or equivalent) and current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (or equivalent elsewhere in the UK). An honours degree (or equivalent qualification demonstrated through experience in the field), and a demonstrable ability to study at postgraduate level.

As part of the application, you will be asked to submit a personal statement of 550-700 words (300-500 words for those undertaking individual 'credit only' units).

As this is a practice-focused programme, students are required to be in professional social work practice in the UK in some capacity throughout their time on the programme.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

This is a part-time modular programme providing continuing professional education for registered social workers who are currently working with children and young people, their families and carers in the UK.

The programme leads to one of three awards; you can enter at MSc, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma level. Alternatively, you are welcome simply to take any of our units on a credit-only basis.

The programme is normally accessed by qualified social workers as part of their employment with local authorities or voluntary/independent sector organisations in the South West of England. However, we also welcome applications from appropriately qualified and experienced practitioners/managers working elsewhere in the UK. It is managed in partnership with local employers.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-60 months


part time
24-60 months


part time
24-60 months

Course contact details

Emma Western