About the course
The MSc Social Interventions MSc is suitable for qualified social workers and professionals working in the health, education, public services, or social care field.
The primary aim of the Msc Social Interventions course is to produce graduates who have the skills, knowledge and competencies required to meet the changing demands in their areas of social work, social care and health specialisms.
In doing so, the course meets the requirements of the College of Social Work Professional Capabilities Framework.
As the Social Interventions course develops professional and work based skills it is important that you have access to your own work setting. This is also a major requirement for the completion of module assignments and other assessments, which all reflect your professional work.
See the website http://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/social-interventions
The MSc Social Interventions course is modular in structure. If you wish to collect credits towards and award or a qualification see below the award and credit requirements:
- Postgraduate certificate - 60 credits, including at least 45 at level 7 (1-2 semesters)
- Postgraduate diploma - 120 credits, including at least 90 at level 7 (2-3 semesters)
- Masters degree - 180 credits, including at least 150 at level 7 (3 semesters)
The programme is designed such that modules can be taken independently (maximum of 45 credits) or as part of a full award.
Why choose this course?
- The MSc Social Interventions is designed to give students the skills, knowledge and competencies required to meet the changing demands in their areas of social work, social care and health
- You can study for stand alone modules independently or choose to study towards a postgraduate qualification i.e. Postgraduate diploma or Master's degree
There is a strong demand for skilled knowledgeable social workers and other allied professionals that are competent to practice and have the capability to develop and inform practice locally and regionally.
Social work is a regulated profession. As a social worker you will be expected to register with the Health and Care Profession's Council and meet the requirements of the College of Social Work's Professional Capabilities framework.
A range of teaching techniques are employed to encourage active engagement with the course and provide flexibility in learning, techniques include;
Students are expected to take an evaluative approach to their education and take personal responsibility to develop a critical appreciation of their practice.
Level 7 Modules cost (Home Students):
- £ 575.00 per 15 credits Module - to be confirmed
- £1,150.00 per 30 credit Module.
To study the MSc Social Interventions course you need to be currently working in an appropriate area of practice
- Use independent and critical judgement to systematically develop their own practice and that of others in the context of the HPCC codes of practice, national and international codes of professional ethics and the principles of diversity, equality and social inclusion in a wide range of situations, including those associated with inter-agency and inter-professional work.
- Use a critical knowledge and understanding of service users’ and carers’ issues to develop and implement service user and carer rights and participation in line with the goals of choice, independence and empowerment.
- Demonstrate a fully –developed capacity to use reflection and critical analysis to continuously develop and improve own performance
- Work effectively as a practitioner and analyse, evaluate and apply relevant and up-to-date research evidence including service user research
- Support, mentor, supervise or manage others enabling them identify issues and improve their own practice.
- Learn through reflection
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
The MSc Social Interventions programme meets the requirements of the College of Social Work Professional Capabilities Framework.
Find out how to apply here http://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/social-interventions#how-to-apply
Find information on Scholarships here http://www.herts.ac.uk/apply/fees-and-funding/scholarships/postgraduate
A relevant professional qualification and/or a first degree is required. Plus: Post-qualifying experience, normally a minimum of three years. Current employment in an appropriate area of practice. Students are required to be in relevant employment in order to enrol on this course