Date of entry

September 2022


You will learn through a variety of methods including:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • group discussions
  • enquiry and action learning – collaborative research and problem solving
  • group inquiry activities (including inter-professional collaboration)
  • online materials - discussion boards, academic activities, core materials and signposts to literature
  • independent study and research which is supported and guided by module leaders and personal tutors.
  • option for work based project to situate learning and research

During the course, you will either research an area relevant to your current work or we can arrange for you to undertake research with a charity, local authority or similar organisation.

This course allows you to focus on critical contemporary themes relating to social work, community learning and education, which apply across context and culture.


Assessment methods will include a combination of:

  • reflective and critical essays
  • oral presentations
  • research visualisations
  • research reports

The course will require you to develop and apply research skills and methods to social work issues in order to produce a dissertation.

Core Modules

These modules are an essential part of your course.

Module code: AG11073 Credits: 10 Semester: Semester 1
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