Erasmus Mundus ADVANCES Scholarship application is out! .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.
Location of Study: 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
Scholarship Type: Unspecified
Faculty of study: Social pedagogy, sociology, social administration, social policy, community development, humanitarian aid, children’s studies, special education, development studies, human rights
Level of Study: Postgraduate
Scholars can receive up to EUR €1,950 per week for travel and accommodation costs.
The ADVANCES programme is open to students who meet the following minimum conditions
- Bachelor degree in social work (or related subject if social work does not exist as a university subject in your country)
- Professional license as social worker (if required by law in your country)
- One year of full-time work experience in the social sector
- English competence equivalent to 6.5 Academic IELTS (including 6.5 in speaking and writing)
Eligible degree subjects
If social work is not offered in your country as a university degree programme, then a related subject can be considered, including:
Social pedagogy, sociology, social administration, social policy, community development, humanitarian aid, children’s studies, special education, development studies, human rights
The following subjects are not eligible because they do not focus on knowledge and skills for tackling the social causes of marginalisation and direct work with vulnerable people:
Medicine, health, psychology, nursing, sports, law, science, geography, teaching, economics, humanities, arts, politics, business administration, human resources
Your professional experience must have included direct work with clients and users of social services. This is because the course focuses on applied practice skills and contains a high element of reflection on past experience. Applicants who have worked in other areas (e.g. project management, policy) will not be considered eligible.
English language requirements
All students who enrol on ADVANCES must hold an IELTS (Academic) qualification that is valid until at least September 2018. You can apply to ADVANCES without proof of your English proficiency, but obtaining the required certificate will be a condition of any offer and would need to be completed by May 2017.
How to Apply
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
1 July 2017