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Social Work (DSW) Professional Doctorate

Keele University

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  • Qualification

    Professional Doctorate

  • Location

    Keele University

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    6 years

Course summary

The part-time Professional Doctorate in Social Work, DSW builds on the established and very successful BA (Hons) Social Work and MA Social Work to provide a specialist route for social work or social policy professionals who wish to embark on doctoral study located within their own professional discipline.

The aims of the DSW are to:

  • Develop in-depth and systematic understanding of knowledge, skills and values in relation to contemporary social work policy and practice
  • Promote an understanding of research evidence and methodologies relevant to professional practitioners
  • Develop a critical awareness and application of research evidence, methodologies and methods at the forefront of contemporary social work policy and practice
  • Provide opportunities for interdisciplinary learning and collaboration through shared learning with colleagues from a range of public professions
  • Enable participants to undertake a doctoral research study of relevance to relevance to social work policy or practice.

The programme is assessed by four formative assignments, one summative assignment and a research thesis.

ALTERNATIVE EXIT POINT FOR THE DSW

Upon successful completion of the taught part of the EdD programme and a 15-20,000-word dissertation, students may be awarded an MRes (Social Work).

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University information

Keele University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Keele University, Keele, ST5 5BG, England

Keele students represent over 120 different nationalities. A welcoming campus, Keele recognises the benefits of such a diverse population of cultures and ideas.
Keele provides individual and group language and academic skills guidance for international students at all levels, through its language centre on campus.
Keele offers a friendly and supportive environment for international students. A range of cultural events are arranged and celebrated throughout the year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    16th out of 79 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    134 78%

    23rd

    14
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%

    26th

    24
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.43 69%

    73rd

    10

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