This programme can support you in developing your professionalism by enhancing your skills, expanding your knowledge and reflecting on values.
- Do you see yourself moving into a more experienced, advanced or strategic social work role? If so, this programme can support you in developing your professionalism by enhancing your skills, expanding your knowledge and reflecting on values. They offer a whole range of modules designed to further your capabilities in all domains of the PCF, but they focus especially on practice education and professional leadership. In addition, many of the modules are designed to further your knowledge and skills outlined in the Knowledge and Skills Statement for Practice Supervisors of Social Workers in Child and Family Social Work.
- Normally, practitioners take individual modules of this programme and apply through the Continuous Professional Development Framework. Please contact the programme convenor below for more information. If you want to achieve the MA or exit with a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma, and you are supported by your employer to do so, then you should apply to this programme.
- The MA Professional Leadership for Social Work is ideal for qualified social workers. All modules, except the dissertation, can be taken as standalone MA-level CPD modules.
Why study with us
- We recognise that much of learning takes place in the workplace. All modules fully integrate practice with relevant theory/research and values.
- We believe in strength in diversity and our teaching, lecturers, participants and experts by experience reflect this.
- Participants can gain academic credit for developing their capability through work-based activities in either direct social work practice, practice education or management roles.
- Access to university facilities, library and resources on and off campus.
All modules on the post-qualifying MA programme align with career development, from initial consolidation and early professional development to supporting social work students on placement (Practice Educator), to becoming a Practice Supervisor or Practice Development Educator. In essence, the modules support the enhancement of practice relevant to participants’ roles with a focus on professional leadership as defined by the PCF and are aligned with the different Knowledge and Skills Statements (KSS) for both Child and Family and Adult Social Work.
Find out about the staff currently teaching in the Department of Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies.
Contact the department
If you have specific questions about the degree, contact Rebecca Donnellan.