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Department of Social Work

Postgraduate Studies in Social Work Management

The MSc/PgDip/PgCert in Advanced Social Work Studies is a part time, day release course designed to offer busy social work managers a flexible, challenging and professionally relevant programme of study learning to one of three post-graduate awards: the Certificate in Advanced Social Work Studies (Management); the Diploma in Advanced Certificate in Advanced Social Work Studies (Management); and the MSc in Advanced Social Work Studies. The course has been approved by CCETSW and students with an appropriate professional qualification can claim credit towards the post-qualifying Advanced Award in Social Work.

Course structure
This is a part-time course of modular design with students usually released from their agencies to attend five days on-campus per module. Students normally undertake at least two modules each year.

Certificate in Advanced Social Work Studies (Management)
For the Certificate students normally complete the following modules:

Diploma in Advanced Social Work Studies (Management)
For the Diploma students normally complete the compulsory modules for the Certificate and all of the following modules:

MSc in Advanced Social Work Studies
For the MSc students normally complete the modules required for the Diploma plus:

Entry Requirement
Entry requirements will normally be a first degree (minimum 360 SCOTCAT credit points) or qualifications and/or experience which are deemed equivalent. Since assessment is by a practice-based portfolio, students will require to be working in a social work agency in management role on tasks that are capable of evidencing work at an advanced level of practice. In addition, students will normally have at least four years post-qualifying experience. Fees are set at 175 per single module.

Further Details
Neil Ballantyne, Programme Director.
Tel: 0141 950 3390/Fax: 0141 950 3474/Email:
Departmental Web Site:

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