The Diploma, offered at Postgraduate (M) level, reflects eight standalone 20 credit modules, which can be combined to form the Diploma Award through four core modules and a selection of two choice modules.
Each focuses on differing aspects of management practice. However, each module also connects with all the other modules in reflecting the key management functions and occupational requirements for excellence in management.
These modules, which are academically accredited in their own right, are available to staff from varied disciplines and professional settings.
Candidates for the PG Diploma award undertake six modules, comprising of one manadatory module and 3 other core modules and a choice of two modules from a possible five. The resulting six-module sequence will form a 120 Credit Postgraduate (M level) Diploma in Leadership and Management for Social Work.
Candidates completing three modules, one of which includes Managing Diversity (mandatory module), can receive an interim award of Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and Management for Social Work.
I have found the teaching to be stimulating, the materials provided to be extensive and the pointers for further research and reading, clear and helpful. The range of teaching styles and methods used help to hold my attention and foster group sharing and learning, which is great." Adele Jones (2008)
Leadership and Management for Social Work/Social Care course brochure (PDF)
The Institute of Applied Social Studies, School of Social Policy, has developed a reputation for delivering high quality teaching and learning which enables students to become critically reflective, research informed practitioners. The variety of experience and diversity of background within the different student groups helps to create a vibrant academic community where mutual learning and personal development can flourish.
The Institute is located within the newly refurbished Muirhead Tower and enjoys hi-spec, hi-tech teaching facilities.
Postgraduate Diploma: Part-time UK students £3,200 pa or £533.33 per module (except for Leading Learning for Effective Safeguarding module - £855.
Overseas students and MA top-up: standard fees apply
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Scholarships and studentships
Scholarships may be available. International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.
For further information contact the School directly contact the Student Funding Office via the online enquiries system at www.studenthelp.bham.ac.uk.
Contact Hanna Wride, Programme Administrator
Tel: +44 (0)121 415 8024
You may need to discuss your application with your employer organisation, if applicable, who will need to allow time for study.