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  Professional Doctorate in Social Work (DSW)


Keele University    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Part time October Prof Doctorate, Research Only Up to 6 years part-time
Education (11) Nursing & Health (27) Social Work (32) Sociology (33)

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Are you a social work professional looking to advance your career and contribute to your field? The Professional Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) at Keele University is tailored for you. This part-time programme combines taught modules with research components, allowing you to enhance your skills and knowledge while conducting relevant research in your area of practice. The course offers flexibility, enabling you to exit with an MRes in Social Work if needed. Led by Dr. Alison Pooler and a team of experienced academics, the DSW programme provides expert guidance and support throughout your doctoral journey. Key learning outcomes include developing leadership skills, conducting research, and implementing change processes. With a focus on communication, teamwork, and research ethics, this programme equips you with the tools to excel in complex professional environments. Join Keele University's esteemed Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and take your social work career to new heights.

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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 professionals who wish to embark on doctoral study located within their own professional discipline.

The programme of taught modules combined with the research component allows students to undertake study and research that is clearly relevant to their professional practice, will support them to contribute to professional knowledge in their field of practice and will enable their career development. 

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