Post Qualifying Social Work (MSc)

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  • Objectives
    This course is intended for social work professionals seeking advanced level study, and offers knowledge and expertise for a career and ongoing continual professional development in social work. Courses are approved as part of the Modular PQ Framework by the Care Council for Wales.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements

    A good first degree or a recognised equivalent qualification. Candidates are required to demonstrate, through a learning plan and support by an employer, that the course undertaken is relevant to their professional development.

    Furthermore, candidates have to be qualified social workers and on the Register of the Care Council of Wales, the General Social Care Council, the Scottish Social Services Council or the Northern Ireland Social Care Council (and then be required to remain on the Register in order to obtain an award).
  • Academic title
    Post Qualifying Social Work (MSc)
  • Course description
    Course Description

    The course is designed to be flexible in order to meet continual professional development for social workers in their workplaces. A range of practice-focussed and specialist modules are offered. To progress to an MSc, all students follow the core module Principles and Practice of Research Design.

    After successful completion of the taught element, students undertake a 20,000-word dissertation.

    This degree offers an opportunity to progress to the MSc or exit with the following qualifications:

        * Postgraduate Certificate in Post Qualifying Social Work: Advanced Practice (Children or Adults)
        * Postgraduate Certificate in Post Qualifying Social Work: Management
        * Postgraduate Diploma in Post Qualifying Social Work

    Special Features

          A mentoring system which provides support for students in their workplace.
          Assessment is undertaken using a variety of methods including essays, project work, case studies and directed assessed practice.
          Teaching staff have a current practice and research background.
          Professional development stems from strong tutorial support, research-led teaching environment.
          The Course is run in partnership with statutory social services departments, through a Programme Management Committee.

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