The ADVANCES programme is open to students who meet the following minimum conditions
- Bachelor degree in social work (or closely related subject – especially if social work does not exist as a university subject in your country)
- Professional license as social worker (if required by law in your country)
- One year of full-time work or two years of part time/voluntary work experience in the social sector
- English competence equivalent to 6.5 Academic IELTS (including a minimum of 6.0 in Speaking and Writing and minimum of 5.5 in Listening and Reading
The MA in Advanced Development in Social Work (ADVANCES) is designed to give social workers outstanding levels of practice skills so that they can confidently respond to the vulnerabilities and uncertainties facing societies across the world.
|Scholarship element||Students from EU partner countries||Students from EU programme countries||Expected coverage of costs|
|Contribution to travel, visa, installation and other costs ||* € 2,000 or € 3,000 per year plus € 1,000 installation costs||€ 1,000 per year||100 %|
|Participation costs, including tuition fees and insurance|| € 9,000 per year |
| € 4,500 per year|
|Monthly allowance for living costs||** € 1,000 per month||** € 1,000 per month||100%|
This is an international MA in Social Work programme and students will rotate between university departments in five European countries: Denmark, France, Poland, Portugal and the United Kingdom. The 22-month course is explicitly targeted at qualified, experienced social workers from around the world who wish to upgrade their practice skills, especially with a transnational focus. The top applicants to the course will be considered for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship.
When you want to apply you must upload:
|1 November 2019||The admission link will open|
|1 February 2020||Deadline for online applications from candidates seeking an Erasmus Mundus scholarship|
|Week 10 2020||Shortlisted candidates informed of interview by email|
|Week 12 2020||Interviews with shortlisted candidates by Skype/telephone|
|Week 14 2020||Interviewed candidates informed about results of interviews|
|1 May 2020||Non-EU candidates: Deadline for applications from self-funding or employer-funded candidates (interviews conducted on a rolling basis)|
|1 June 2020||EU-candidates: Deadline for applications from self-funding or employer-funded candidates (interviews conducted on a rolling basis)|
ELIGIBLE DEGREE SUBJECTS
If social work is not offered in your country as a university degree programme, then a related subject can be considered, including:
Social pedagogy, sociology, social administration, social policy, community development, humanitarian aid, children’s studies, special education, development studies, human rights
The following subjects are not eligible because they do not focus on knowledge and skills for tackling the social causes of marginalisation and direct work with vulnerable people:
Medicine, health, psychology, nursing, sports, law, science, geography, teaching, economics, humanities, arts, politics, business administration, human resources
Your professional full time/part time/voluntary experience must have included direct work with clients and users of social services. This is because the course focuses on applied practice skills and contains a high element of reflection on past experience. Applicants who have worked in other areas (e.g. project management, policy) will not be considered eligible.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
All students who enroll on ADVANCES must hold an IELTS (Academic) qualification that is valid until at least September 2019. You can apply to ADVANCES without proof of your English proficiency, but obtaining the required certificate will be a condition of any offer and would need to be completed by May 2020.
*PLEASE NOTE THAT TOEFL IBT TESTING IS NO LONGER ACCEPTED FOR UK VISA PURPOSES AND THEREFORE NOT SUFFICIENT FOR ENTRY TO ADVANCES.
Please note that the ADVANCES programme reserves the rights to make successful completion of IELTS a condition of any offer.
DO ALL STUDENTS ON THE PROGRAMME RECEIVE ERASMUS MUNDUS SCHOLARSHIPS?
No – Erasmus Mundus scholarships are only available to 21-22 students each year. We strongly encourage other students to participate in the programme on a self-funding basis or if they can find sponsorship from an employer or other source. The ADVANCES team will provide supporting letters and information for potential employers and sponsors.