About This Course
Advanced Fieldwork Practice and Supervision [Social Work]
Adult Continuing Education, Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
1 academic year
NFQ Award Title
€2500 See Fees and Costs for full details.
CQSW/NQSW Certification/Registered with CORU. Submit a draft research proposal. Provide one academic reference. An interview with the Programme Director may also be required. See Requirements for full details.
30th June 2021
Blended online and on UCC campus
Week beginning 13th September 2021
The MA in Advanced Fieldwork Practice and Supervision (Social Work) represents an innovative and timely option for practitioners who have already successfully completed the one year Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Fieldwork Practice and Supervision (Social Work) wishing to advance academic qualifications and to develop their knowledge and experience of research in the areas of practice teaching and supervision.
The aim of this programme is:
- To equip participants with the skills and confidence to contribute to cognate peer reviewed journals.
- Conduct a piece of social research in an area of social work practice teaching and/or
- Undertake a literature review, methodology, analysis of data and presentation of findings.
- Connect primary research data with theoretical debates and concepts
- Identify any original contribution which their research makes to the development of practice
Learning Outcomes for MA in Advanced Fieldwork Practice and Supervision (Social Work)
On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
This programme includes:
- One third self-directed study
- One third online lectures/tutorials
- One third attendance at invited seminars/presentations
- Research proposal [Oct]
- Literature Review [Dec]
- Methodology [Feb]]
- Fieldwork [April]
- Analysis [June]
- Thesis submission
Why Choose This Course
The MA offers social work professionals a unique opportunity to up skill and upgrade their professional and academic qualifications on a part time study basis. This program represents a significant post qualifying programme for social work professionals in Practice Teaching and Supervision.
To progress to the MA applicants must have:
- Successfully completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Fieldwork Practice and Supervision [Social Work].
- Submit a draft research proposal,
- Provide one academic reference.
- An interview with the Programme Director may also be required. Please click the link below for further details.
Note: Recognition of prior learning:
Past graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Fieldwork Practice and Supervision (Social Work) who graduated within the last five years are eligible to apply for progression to MA.
In exceptional circumstances, applications for progression to MA may also be considered from graduates outside of the five-year rule. Such applicants should contact programme coordinator Joanne Rose at email@example.com
Fees and Costs
Students who are registered on this programme are eligible to apply for the Financial Aid Fund for Part Time Students. Eligibility criteria applies. For more information see https://www.ucc.ie/en/finaidpt
How Do I Apply
Past graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Fieldwork Practice and Supervision (Social Work) who graduated within the last five years are eligible to apply for progression to year 2. In exceptional circumstances, applications for progression to year 2 may also be considered from graduates outside of the five year rule. Such applicants should contact programme coordinator Joanne Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please fill in this form if you would like to apply
Year 1 Modules
- SS6800: Introduction to Practice Teaching and Supervision (10 credits)
Introduction to conceptual frameworks of supervision and assessment of fieldwork practice. Theories and methods of reflective learning and adult/experiential learning. Constructing a reflective learning environment to encourage and promote reflective thinking and practice. Examination of current policy issues in relation to practice teaching. Introduction to different models of groupwork intervention and to their relevance for practice teaching. Examination of how the social groupwork perspectives of empowerment, participation and social inclusion are applied in work with students.
- SS6801: Preparation for Practice Teaching (10 credits)
An introduction to the humanistic values and ethical codes of social work and to identify the value conflicts inherent in the social and organisational contexts of social work practice. An examination of the role of practice teacher and the values that underpin that role. An introduction to anti-oppressive and anti-racist practices. A review of the practice teaching role within the agency context: placement planning, induction, supervision, assessment, recording and report writing.
- SS6802: Developing and Demonstrating Competence in Practice Teaching and Assessment (5 credits)
Work-based learning to meet identified learning needs. Reflection upon the process of developing effective learning agreements. Demonstration of teaching strategies and techniques used within the context of the agency setting.
- SS6803: The Reflective Practice Teacher (5 credits)
Candidates make a group presentation reflecting on their practice within an anti-oppressive, anti-racist framework, exploring their personal and professional development.
- SS6804: Practice Placement (30 credits)
Orientation to knowledge, skills and practices of teaching and supervision in social work. Introductino to competencies in practice teaching and supervision.
Year 2 Modules
- SS6805: Dissertation in Advanced Fieldwork Practice and Supervision (Social Work) (30 credits)
Writing a literature review, the role of theory in research, qualitative and quantitative research methods in practice.