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Professional Development & Practice MA

University of Central Lancashire

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Preston Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

If you’re a professional working in the fields of social work and social care then our MA Professional Development and Practice course offers you the ideal opportunity to enhance your knowledge and advance your career.

This course is especially suited for social work and social care practitioners working in child, adult and mental health care. It’s also a great development opportunity for anyone working in areas such as youth offending services (YOS), homeless services, domestic violence, learning disabilities and substance misuse.

If you’re a social worker, this course will provide evidence of your learning in order to meet The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) requirements for renewing your registration. We also recommend this course as a valuable continuing professional development (CPD) opportunity for non-social work qualified staff who are looking to advance their careers.

Why study with us

  • On this course you’ll be encouraged to critically reflect on and review your professional development with a view to enhancing your performance and service delivery.
  • We’ll provide you with learning opportunities to explore complex challenges, current issues and new evidence-based practice research.
  • You’ll be able to demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional level.

Learning and assessment

At the start of the course you’ll study a core module which will enable you to reflect on your own learning and professional development.

After that we provide a flexible and wide choice of modules for you to choose from, allowing you to tailor your study to your own interests and career aspirations. These focus on areas such as Advanced Mental Health Practice, Safeguarding Children and Young People, Inclusion and Community, Violence Against Women, Youth Justice and much more.

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University information

University of Central Lancashire

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  • Campus address

    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    32nd out of 83 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    133 77%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%



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