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Advanced Social Work, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
The Advanced Social Work, offered by University of Brighton, supports the development of experienced social workers who are in some form of leadership role.

About

Intro

The Advanced Social Work, offered by University of Brighton, seeks to consolidate learning in line with the eighth level of the College of Social Work's Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF). At this stage, you are expected to be a specialist with some strategic influence.

Applicants to the MSc have usually achieved the Professional Social Work Practice PGCert and PGDip and therefore already chosen a practice, education or management route. Advice and guidance on this issue are available from the admissions tutor if desired.

As a course of continuing professional development (CPD), the Advanced Social Work MSc is not accredited by a Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Body (PSRB). However, you must still be registered as a social worker with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to be accepted on to the programme.

Careers

This MSc will advance you to the highest levels of the PCF and of social work practice. You will be more likely to secure a position as a strategic social work educator, a principal social worker or a strategic social work manager, depending on your chosen specialism.

Programme Structure

Courses:
  • Research an area of social work practice in depth;
  • develop understanding of, and skills in, research planning in relation to advanced professional practice; and
  • develop further self-directed skills in advanced scholarship.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      Part-time 1–2 years
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: First Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to First Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • a first degree, or accredited prior learning (APL)
  • a recognised social work qualification
  • registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a social worker
  • a minimum of 15 hours per week dedicated to professional social work practice in a leadership role
  • the agreement of an employer to facilitate relevant experience and supervision.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Brighton

  • 815 - 1390 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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