Welcome to the ADVANCES website

Update 30 November 2018: the ADVANCES programme has been successful in gaining Erasmus Mundus funding for cohorts starting in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.  Overall coordination of the programme is moving to Aalborg University in Denmark. Information on the new programme along with applications for Sept 2019 entry (including Erasmus Mundus scholarships) are now available at https://www.socialworkadvances.aau.dk/.  You can also contact the Programme Team via email info-advances@aau.dk.   

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.

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.