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Advanced Development in Social Work

Master (2 years) of Advanced Development in Social Work, 120 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

Institution Aalborg University (AAU)
Campus Aalborg
Duration 22 months
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 4500 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 2250 EUR
Erasmus Yes


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.

Career Opportunities  

Expected career paths include:

  • Advanced case worker – working with complex cases and very marginalised groups
  • Policy and strategy – develop social sector procedures, guidelines and policies
  • Project development – create and implement social service projects
  • Applied research – design and carry out research into social issues and the effectiveness of social services
  • Stakeholder partnership – build networks and collaboration, especially to raise the voice of service users

About the Degree

The MA Advanced Development in Social Work degree is recognised as an academic qualification in many countries across the world.  In some cases, a separate application to a national accreditation body may be necessary to have your professional status as an advanced social worker recognised.  


The ADVANCES programme is open to students who meet the following minimum conditions (some exceptions)
  • 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)
Read more about the requirements

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact [your institution] directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education →

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. [If for some reason your insitution deviates from this please write it here]

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Funding and scholarships

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at →

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Fall | Self-funded applications

Application date
Jun 01
Start date
Sep 01


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