This degree is aimed at qualified social workers practicing or wanting to specialise in social work. They are underpinned by the new Professional Capabilities Framework and by the following:
Evidence-informed research and practice and critical and reflective practice, linked to contemporary policy and legislative frameworks
Empowerment and anti-oppressive, practice-enhancing outcomes for users of services
Professional identity and leadership with an interdisciplinary focus and in a multi-professional, multi-agency context.
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.
A Postgraduate Diploma or MA Advanced Professional Practice in Social Work 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.
What are the entry requirements for MA Advanced Professional Practice in Social Work (Practice Education)?
A previous degree or equivalent at level 6
A previous professional qualification.
UK/EU and international students are eligible to apply for this course.
Academic credit for previous study or experience
If you have relevant qualifications or work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University programme of study. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.
International entry requirements
We accept the equivalent of the above qualifications from a recognised overseas qualification. To find out more about the qualifications we accept from your country please visit the relevant Support in your country page.
If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact your nearest Regional office for support.
Visas and immigration
You will not need a visa to study in the UK if you are a citizen of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. If you are a national of any other country you may need a visa to study in the UK. Please see our Visas and immigration page for further information.
English language requirements for international students
You must have competence in English language to study with us. The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components). We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. Visit our English language requirements page for a full list of accepted tests and qualifications.
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.