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Professional Education and Training (MA/PGDip/PGCert)

Kingston University Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education

Part time September, January MA, PgDip, PgCert 2-6 years part time

About the course

This course provides a career development pathway for those wishing to specialise in professional education and training within their professional field relevant to social work and or social care. All modules include practice elements, are research-informed and can be chosen to suit your professional needs. The course is also a springboard for continuation to doctoral studies.

What will you study?

The course has a national and international focus. You will learn about latest developments and research in social work and social care education around the world and the global agenda for social work. In addition, you will develop the professional practice skills needed to work in professional education and training in social work, social care or other relevant sectors; eg educating, mentoring,

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Entry Requirements

A first or second class honours degree (BA(Hons)/BSc(Hons), or Postgraduate Diploma in a relevant subject to the course and a relevant professional qualification; or a professional qualification in social work or related profession, and substantial current or recent experience in a relevant setting for the course. 'Substantial' experience may be considered in the light of the applicant's qualitative rather than quantitative experience. All applicants must normally be working in settings which will allow them to undertake the practice elements of the programme.

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Student Profile(s)

Maria Brent

"Undertaking my Professional Education and Training MA at Kingston University was a significant, positive turning point in my career. Having been in front line social work for many years it enabled me to expand my horizons by providing me with a formal qualification in learning and development."


"Studying at Kingston University has made a significant impact on both my personal and professional development. The lecturers challenged my thinking and intellect in ways that I have never been challenged before. The quality of reflection within our discussions and the positive nature of the lecturers allowed me to make sense of my views to develop greater self-awareness and understanding of how I may impact on other people. This led to great changes to the way I approach both personal and professional challenges I experience. There is no doubt in my mind that Kingston has made a significant contribution towards my career progression."


"If you choose to complete your studies at Kingston University, there is no doubt that you will grow as a student. My knowledge, skills and experience were recognised and this helped me to develop further. You are motivated, inspired and supported throughout your learning!"

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