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MSc Advanced Leadership for Professional Practice (Social Work)

MSc Advanced Leadership for Professional Practice (Social Work)

Different course options

Full time | The University of Manchester | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Leadership Social Work

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course description

Our MSc Advanced Leadership for Professional Practice course gives registered nurses the knowledge and skills they need to enhance their practice and prepare for leadership roles.

The course is aimed at social workers registered with a relevant professional, statutory or equivalent regulatory body. You will study content that reflects professional, UK-wide government and international benchmarks for advanced level practice in health and social care, enhancing your suitability for revalidation.

This includes contemporary knowledge and skills in clinical and direct care practice, leadership and collaborative practice, improving quality and developing practice, and developing self and others.

You will learn how to develop efficient and ethical ways of working that offer a better quality of life and care by placing service users and carers at the centre of decision-making and service redesign.

Teaching and learning

We use a range of teaching and learning methods, including face-to-face, blended and online learning.

The course focuses on an active learning approach and is designed to prompt the discovery, processing and application of knowledge through collaboration and cooperation.

You will draw on your own experiences - both academic and work-based - when learning. The course will promote the construction of understanding through task-related activities and reflection.

We have extensive experience and good practice in online learning, with dedicated e-learning technologists to support you and our staff in making the most of the e-learning platform.

Coursework and assessment

You can undertake standalone units as short courses for professional development purposes only, or build up a selection of optional and compulsory course units to complete a PGCert or PGDip academic award and, on completion of a dissertation unit, an MSc.

Modules

Participants will be introduced to current theoretical frameworks which are used to underpin effective leadership within a variety of health and social care settings. They will critically appraise a range of leadership theories, styles and approaches, recognising that their own practice will often be informed by broader professional, political and organisational objectives. Exploring current principles and practices related to the leadership of individuals, teams and organisations, they will be encouraged to critically reflect upon their own values and principles, as well as the knowledge and skills needed to enable them to lead and manage others safely and effectively.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

9,500

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

20,500

Entry requirements

We require a health professional qualification relevant to social work or current registration with the relevant professional, statutory or equivalent regulatory body. You must also hold a relevant honours first degree (Lower Second or above, or equivalent) from an approved higher education institution OR evidence of previous advanced study, research or professional experience that the University accepts as qualifying you for entry. Part-time students whose unit(s) have practical components also need written support from their employer to attend and complete any practice requirements.