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Leadership and Management for Social Work MA/PGDip

Course Description

Leadership and Management for Social Work provides critically aware and research-based knowledge relating to the crucial areas of leadership and management practice for social work. It is designed to provide this as flexibly as possible, in order to meet a broad range of candidate and organisational needs.

The Diploma, offered at Postgraduate (M) level, reflects eight standalone 20 credit modules, which can be combined to form the Diploma Award through four core modules and a selection of two choice modules.

Each focuses on differing aspects of management practice. However, each module also connects with all the other modules in reflecting the key management functions and occupational requirements for excellence in management.

These modules, which are academically accredited in their own right, are available to staff from varied disciplines and professional settings.

Candidates for the PG Diploma award undertake six modules, comprising of one manadatory module and 3 other core modules and a choice of two modules from a possible five. The resulting six-module sequence will form a 120 Credit Postgraduate (M level) Diploma in Leadership and Management for Social Work.

Candidates completing three modules, one of which includes Managing Diversity (mandatory module), can receive an interim award of Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and Management for Social Work.

Compulsory modules:

Managing Diversity
Developing Organisations and Organisational Change
Leading for Quality Assurance - Supervision Skills for Performance Management
Creating and Maintaining Partnerships

Optional modules:

Reflective Practice for Managers
Coaching and Mentoring for Managers
Leading for Learning - Leadership Skills for Management and Learning in Diverse Settings
Leading Learning for Effective Safeguarding
Researching Professional Practice

The Institute of Applied Social Studies, School of Social Policy, has developed a reputation for delivering high quality teaching and learning which enables students to become critically reflective, research informed practitioners. The variety of experience and diversity of background within the different student groups helps to create a vibrant academic community where mutual learning and personal development can flourish.

The Institute is located within the newly refurbished Muirhead Tower and enjoys hi-spec, hi-tech teaching facilities.

The Leadership and Management for Social Work MA is a flexible academic and professional programme for leaders and managers in all areas of Social work, Social Care and Community Justice

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days (Friday 13 November 2015 and Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Visit the Leadership and Management for Social Work MA/PGDip page on the University of Birmingham website for more details!

Entry Requirements

For Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership and Management for Social Work, an Honours degree or equivalent evidence of ability to study at postgraduate level plus evidence of social work qualification and holding a management or other leadership role in a social work setting.

Course Fees

PGDip/PGCert £2190; MA £1905 in addition to PGDip fees

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