Welcome to the ADVANCES website

Update: 21 December 2016.  Applications to start the course in September 2017 and be considered for an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship are open for residents of the following countries with a deadline of 1 February 2017 (5pm UK time):

  • European Union, Norway, Macedonia, Turkey, Iceland, Liechtenstein 
  • Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
  • Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine
  • Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia
  • Iran, Iraq, Yemen
  • Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela
  • South Africa
  • Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
  • Afghanistan, Bhutan, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar
  • Caribbean region
  • Pacific Islands

Please see the eligibility section (here) of the website to ensure your application will be accepted. Application details are here.

The window for applications with an Erasmus Mundus scholarship for countries not in the list above closed on 20 December 2016.  Self Funded Applications will be accepted until 1 July 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 top applicants to the course will be considered for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship.

Information about the course eligibility requirements is available here.  This website contains all the information you need about the course, but you can also contact the Programme Team via email info@socialworkadvances.org.

The ADVANCES Visiting Scholars programme also invites applications from guest lecturers who have considerable teaching or practice experience.  Further information and an application form is available under Visiting Scholars.