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 program 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.
Masters Advanced Development Work - Erasmus Mundus & is available to undertake Masters level programs at Aalborg University.
Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.
The top applicants to the course will be considered for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship. If you are awarded an Erasmus Mundus scholarship it will include the following elements:
- Contribution to travel, visa, installation, and other costs
- Participation costs, including tuition fees and insurance
- Monthly Stipend
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
- 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
- Professional license as social worker (if required by law in
- 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
All transcripts or academic records must be official
documents provided in the original language. If these documents are not in
English, they must be accompanied by translations into English.
Diplomas/certificates and transcripts must always be translated into English
and certified by either your home institution or a certified translator.
When you want to apply you must upload:
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 October 2021. 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 2021.