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MSc, PG Cert, PG Dip Advanced Social Work

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This Masters is for registered Social Workers to continue their professional development. Take opportunities for critical reflection and research on a programme tailored to your personal and practice requirements.

Enhance your knowledge, skills and abilities as a social worker through a range of modules tailored to your professional requirements.

You’ll be taught by registered social workers, who are experts in their field and passionate about your ability to succeed on the programme. We’ll support you to develop your practice and your commitment to inclusion and independence for people experiencing social work.

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Course features

Study Advanced Social Work at ARU and:

  • learn from experienced Social Workers, face-to-face and online
  • fit your studies around your existing commitments
  • tailor your degree to your interests with a range of optional modules.

Outstanding student support

Join our postgraduate student community and:

  • benefit from award-winning learning facilities, including extensive library and IT resources
  • learn from expert staff who will guide your research interests and career development
  • receive full support from our Employability Service, while you're studying with us and after you graduate
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, health and wellbeing, and more.


Registered Social Workers will benefit from the opportunities to develop their knowledge, skills and abilities as a professional practitioner and includes options for advanced training to specific roles such as the Approved Mental Health Professional. Studying on the course will meet the yearly professional requirements for continued professional development with Social Work England.

Graduation doesn’t have to be the end of your time with us. You could choose to continue your academic career with a PhD programme at ARU. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and save £400 on your fees.

Apply now for MSc, PG Cert, PG Dip Advanced Social Work

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Benefits of postgraduate study

Improve your employability, progress in your career, and take on an intellectual challenge with our flexible postgraduate degrees.

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