How to apply

PLEASE NOTE

This MA and related qualifications are not avaialble for admission at this time. 

 

The application process and requirements will vary depending on the pathway of study you decide to pursue. Once you have decided to apply, please start your online application as soon as possible.  

The information below will explain the entry requirements and guide you through the application process:

 

MA/PgDip Advanced Social Work

PLEASE NOTE

This MA and related qualifications are not avaialble for admission at this time. 

 

Entry requirements

  • a lower second class honours degree in Social Work or a Social Science subject OR
  • a degree level qualification in a related profession such as nursing OR
  • a Masters degree in Social Work AND
  • current or recent practice experience as a qualified social worker

Application process

  • The application has to be submitted online via My Applications system. If you are not able to use this online application website, please contact us to arrange for a paper copy application.
  • Please select MA in Advanced Social Work in the 'Programme' drop-down menu

You will be advised during the online application process of which documentation you need to upload or send to the University. These will usually include:

  • transcripts of previous higher education (college/university) degrees or other courses that you have completed/for which you are currently studying. Note that for transcripts in languages other than English, a certified English translation will be required.
  • references
  • for those for whom English is not their first language, copies of English language test results. See the full language requirements 

Apply for MA/PgDip online

 

Short Courses

PLEASE NOTE

There are no short courses scheduled for this academic year 

Entry requirements

  • a lower second class honours degree in Social Work or a Social Science subject OR
  • a degree level qualification in a related profession such as nursing OR
  • a Masters degree in Social Work AND
  • current or recent practice experience in health or social welfare profession

Application process

  • The application has to be submitted online via My Applications system. If you are not able to use this online application website, please contact us to arrange for a paper copy application.
  • Select "Social Work Institutional Credit (Postgraduate)"
  • As part of the online application, you will be asked to upload a 'Personal Statement' in which we would like you to state which of the 'Short Courses' you wish to apply for.

Apply for a short course online

 

Workshops

PLEASE NOTE

There are no short courses scheduled for this academic year

Entry requirements

No specific entry requirements.

Workshops are aimed at professionals working in health and social welfare services.

Application process

You can navigate straight from the One-day Workshops section of the website by clicking the link relevant for a specific workshop you are interested in.

OR

Visit the Lancaster Online Store. Then, go to the 'Product Catalogue' and 'Conferences and Events' section within it. All scheduled Advanced Social Work workshops are listed under 'Sociology' tab

 

Language requirements

If English is not your first language or you currently live outside the UK and you wish to pursue MA/PgCert pathway, you may need to meet additional requirements:

  • IELTS of 6.5 (with at least 5.5 in each element) OR TOEFL 93 (with at least 20 in each element) OR Pearson 62 (with at least 51 in each element)
  • The 4 week EAP course may be offered to applicants who have attained an IELTS score of at least 6.0 overall and no individual element below 5.5.
  • The 10 week PELP course may be offered to applicants who have attained an IELTS score of at least 5.5 overall and no individual element below 5.0.