Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

The MSc in Advanced Practice offers post-qualifying education to individuals working in social care or health services. The course provides professionally and academically rigorous postgraduate Social Work training that enables you to critically evaluate theory and utilise research findings in relation to advanced practice and leadership. We recognise the time pressures that affect social workers and allied professions so this course is delivered via a part-time, modular format, offering flexibility to suit your needs ? allowing you to continue to work while learning. You are able to exit at different stages throughout of the course, tailoring the qualification to your own professional need and commitments, gaining a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or MSc in Advanced Practice.

There are four optional pathways through the course, allowing you to specialise in an area of your own experience or interests: Children & Families; Adults; Leadership & Management; Professional Education. Royal Holloway is the largest provider of Continuing Professional Development in Social Work in South East England. Academics in the Department of Social Work undertake commissioned work in a wide variety of areas, underpinning our taught courses with the latest research. We are dedicated to supporting learners to become research-literate practitioners and policy/practice literate researchers ? breaking down the barriers between research and practice.

Start Date:

The study period is between 3-5 years..

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Part Time
MSc Home Fees
3 years
Part Time
MSc European Fees
3 years
Part Time
MSc Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have social work or other professional qualification in a relevant discipline at degree or Masters level. Students must be currently involved in practice or management work in a social care or health setting. Students with a DipHE (e.g. DipSW) and at least two years practice experience are also able to apply. Normally we require a UK 2:1 (Honours) or equivalent in relevant subjects but we will consider a high 2:2 or relevant work experience. Candidates with professional qualifications in an associated area may be considered. Where a ?high 2:2? is considered, we would normally define this as reflecting a profile of 57% or above.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have: IELTS: 7.0 overall. No subscore lower than 5.5; Pearson Test of English: 69 overall. No subscore lower than 51; Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE): ISE IV; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) grade C.
  • IELTS score: 7