Taught course

Management and Leadership in Social Services (pathway)

University of Stirling · Faculty of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Students generally hold a relevant professional qualification and are working in a supervisory or managerial role in health and/or social services.

Months of entry


Course content

This part-time, flexible course is for post-qualifying Social Work professional study. The MSc programme accommodates a range of modules to allow students to build credit towards either a “generic” Masters qualification (MSc in Applied Professional Studies) or a range of specialist qualifications by following prescribed pathways of study.
This programme is appropriate for frontline managers and supervisors working in diverse roles and specialisms. Participants on the course may come from a health, social work, education, occupational therapy or housing background and may be working in residential, day services or fieldwork settings.
The modules involve direct teaching days which include group discussions and activities; structured learning sessions for independent study and action learning sets. There are extensive online learning materials to complement the teaching sessions and to support collaborative learning.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Frances Patterson
01786 466305