ADVANCES Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree - Advanced Development in Social Work

  • Master
  • Fully Funded
  • 1 February 2017

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.

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 ADVANCES programme is open to students who meet the following minimum conditions:

  • Bachelor degree in social work (or related subject 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 experience in the social sector
  • English competence equivalent to 6.5 Academic IELTS (including 6.5 in speaking and writing)


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The European Commission will provide scholarships to approximately 8-10 ADVANCES students, which are allocated strictly based on the quality of applications.  The value of the scholarship package will depend on student background: EU programme countries refers to all European Union countries plus Macedonia, Turkey, Iceland, Norway and Lichtenstein. EU partner countries are those that do not fall into the definition of “programme countries”. In line with Erasmus Mundus rules, a maximum of two students with the same nationality can receive a scholarship. There is no separate application process for Erasmus Mundus scholarships, but the online application to the ADVANCES course must have been submitted by the relevant deadline of 18 December 2016 for candidates from EU partner countries and 1 February 2017 for students from EU programme countries.

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