Taught course

Applied Social Work Practice

University of Salford · School of Health and Society

Entry requirements

The course and the modules constitute Continuing Professional Development for qualified social workers. You must therefore be undertaking primary social work tasks in your employment (or be eligible to do so in the case of newly qualified students). In order to enter the course and achieve the MSc, PgDip or PgCert, candidates must hold:

  • A Bachelor’s degree normally with a 2:2 honours or professional qualification (if applicable) from the UK or elsewhere.
  • A Professional Qualification in Social Work (CQSW/DipSW).
  • In addition, you must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a social worker.

Months of entry

February, April, September

Course content

Social Workers are required to intervene in the lives of vulnerable people and people in crisis making decisions which impact directly on individuals, families and society. The emphasis in this course is on the application of skills (practical, critical and intellectual), knowledge and research to social-work practice, with the aim of improving opportunity and outcomes for service users and communities.

Modules are offered which are relevant at whatever stage of career you are at – from modules to support you at the outset of your social work career to modules which develop supervision and management skills. All modules have been developed in collaboration with regional stakeholders.

You may enter the course as sponsored student from your employer or may be self-funding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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