MSc Applied Social Studies:
Normally a 2.2 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Equivalent qualifications include the Pre-2007 Post-Qualifying Award in Social Work. Where this is not met, applicants must show that their experience and qualifications enable them to study at postgraduate level through the uptake of references or through completing a reflective assignment on their practice.
Please note that this programme is only open to applicants who are working as Social Care Professionals within NI/UK. Social Work applicants must have a recognised social work qualification and be registered with the Northern Ireland Social Care Council. It is important that Social Work applicants include their NISCC Social Care Registration Number in the Additional Information section of the application form. Please note that pathways within the programme have additional entrance requirements in relation to qualifications or experience that need to be met by applicants, see the relevant pathway for details.
Additional Entrance Requirements: This is a multidisciplinary pathway with applications welcome from a range of relevant professions as designated by the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (AFT). Normally one year's post qualification experience is required and all Social Work applicants must have successfully completed the Assessed Year in Employment. Applicants who do not hold one of the designated relevant professional qualifications, but who would find a Foundation level course useful to their work may be accepted in accordance with the AFT acknowledged 'widening participation' philosophy. All applicants, including those intending to self-fund, must: for SPFT year 1 (AFT Foundation level) have 'an opportunity to apply systemic ideas to a current work setting or placement'; for SPFT year 2 (AFT Intermediate Level) have successfully completed course accredited by AFT at 'Foundation Level' or equivalent, and have a work context in which to apply the course learning that will satisfy the AFT requirement for 60 hours of systemic practice in the 12 months leading to the end of the programme.
For information on international qualification equivalents please select Your Country from the list on our International Students website.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
International students (for whom English is not their first language) must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their studies. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. (*Taken within the last 2 years.) For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs If you need to improve your English language skills before your study, our partner INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses.