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Applied Social Work (Practice Education) MA

Applied Social Work (Practice Education) MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Applied Social Work Problem Awareness / Counselling (For Teachers)

Course type


Course Summary

This course fulfils the requirements of the Practice Educator Professional Standards, and is made up of six distinct units. Two of these are options that will give you the chance to develop your knowledge and skills in the supervision, mentoring, management, assessment and support of learning, and the research that informs practice and practice education. This course is designed to provide social workers with skills and knowledge to become effective practice educators and contribute to the learning of others, within the work place and the wider context of social work education. Students will be assessed using a range of methods. In the initial stage of the core units there is the opportunity for you to receive constructive feedback on your academic writing. Observations of practice are also integrated within the two core units, designed to provide formative feedback providing you with a clear understanding of areas where you might need to improve and areas where you are doing well. As this course has been developed within the new framework for CPD as defined by the Social Work Reform Board it offers clear career opportunities. Students successfully completing the course will be able to specialize, within their field, in professional education in social work. Other graduates have been promoted to positions of greater responsibility and have used the knowledge gained on the course to secure these positions. Students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip awards in this course.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time evening


2 years

Start date



Dissertation for Social Workers: Practice Education
Applied Research Skills in Social Work
Applying Knowledge to Work Based Learning
Supervising for Quality and Performance in Social Work
Mentoring and Coaching in Social Work
Practice Educator Training: Stage 2
Practice Educator Training: Stage 1

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent. Successful students will normally have an honours degree (2:2 or above) and must have a professional qualification in social work. Students must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) or any other Social Work regulator in the United Kingdom.