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Advanced Professional Practice in Social Work (Children and Families) MA

Learn about the course below
Code
PGL509
Start
October 2016
Duration
2 to 5 years part-time
Attendance
Part-time
Fees
£55 per taught credit (UK/EU)
£84 per taught credit (INT)
Course leader
Diane Apeah-Kubi

This degree is aimed at qualified social workers practising or wanting to specialise in social work. Whatever your sector or career stage, we believe the programme's emphasis on evidence-informed practice, combined with a relationship-based focus, will be of great interest to social work practitioners.

Why study the MA Advanced Professional Practice in Social Work (Children and Families) at Middlesex University?

This Masters programme offers significant career benefits, as an increasing number of employers are requiring their social workers to complete a post-qualifying specialist award before progression from experienced social worker to advanced social worker level, or to a management position.

The course is underpinned by the new Professional Capabilities Framework and you will gain the skills to undertake and produce evidence-informed research and practice, and critical and reflective practice, linked to contemporary policy and legislative frameworks. You will understand empowerment and anti-oppressive, practice-enhancing outcomes for users of services, and you will also gain a professional identity and leadership with an interdisciplinary focus and in a multi-professional, multi-agency context.

As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

What will you study on the MA Advanced Professional Practice in Social Work (Children and Families)?

The Postgraduate Diploma is made up of 120 credits and the MA award is made up of 180 credits. For both awards, all students will study 60 credits from the following module options:

As well as the following pathway-specific modules:

  • Safeguarding Children: Learning from Interprofessional Practice (30 credits)
  • Looked After Children: Policy and Practice (30 credits)

Students who exit the programme at this point will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma Advanced Professional Practice in Social Work (Children and Families). Only those wishing to study the complete Masters programme will take the Developing New Research Capability (60 credits) module.

Students who exit the programme at this point will be awarded an MA Advanced Professional Practice in Social Work (Children and Families).

This degree is studied part-time over two to five years.

  1. UK & EU
  2. International
  3. How to apply
  1. UK & EU
  2. International

How can the MA Advanced Professional Practice in Social Work (Children and Families) support your career?

This programme offers significant career benefits as an increasing number of employers are requiring their social workers to complete a post-qualifying specialist award before progression from experienced social worker to advanced social worker level, or to management.

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