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MSc Advanced Social Work Practice and Leadership at The University of Manchester
MSc Advanced Social Work Practice & Leadership
Our flexible master's course enables social workers to develop their knowledge and leadership skills to further their careers.

MSc Advanced Social Work Practice & Leadership / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
Master of Science
MSc 1 yr FT, 2 yrs PT, 3-5 yrs PT
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.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

If you are funded by the Service Level Agreement (SLA), you must apply using the Health Education North West online CPD application site, CPD Apply (HENW).

If you are self-funded or organisation-funded (non-SLA), you need to complete our application form (Word, 133 KB).

International applicants must apply online . See the Application and selection section of this page for more information.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
PGCert Y Y N N

Course overview

  • Develop the professional knowledge and leadership skills needed for advanced level practice in social work.
  • Learn when it suits you with our part-time and full-time study options.
  • Choose from a range of course units to suit your own interests within social work.

Open days

Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is like. Find out about our  upcoming open days . You can also attend drop-in events and one-to-one advice sessions. Please contact us for further information.


Fees for 2018 entry are yet to be set. For reference, fees for 2017 entry were:

MSc (full-time)

  • UK/EU students: £9,000 per year
  • International students: £17,000 per year

PGDip (full-time)

  • UK/EU students: £7,200 per year
  • International students: £13,600 per year

PGCert (full-time)

  • UK/EU students: £3,600 per year
  • International students: £6,800 per year

Standalone units for CPD

  • UK/EU students: £1,100 per 15-credit unit (£2,200 dissertation)
  • International students: £2,500 per 15-credit unit (£5,000 dissertation)

The fees will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for international students for the course duration at the year of entry).

For general fees information please visit  postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.  Please be aware that you are only eligible for the postgraduate loan for English students if you choose the 1 year full-time or 2 year part-time programme.

International fees

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1,000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued.

This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 306 7604
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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