Semester 3 at the University of Lisbon has been updated in the new ADVANCES programme to focus more clearly on the global context of social work, sustainable development as well as project development and entrepreneurship in social work. Ecological and ‘green’ approaches in social work have become central over the last few years and are now explicitly addressed in the 5 ECTS module ‘Eco social work and sustainable development’. ADVANCES is one of very few Master programmes in social work to explicitly include a module on ecological understandings, thus ensuring that students are at the cutting edge of thinking on this crucial topic. The module 5 ECTS ‘Social Work Practice in a Global Context’ provides a strong understanding of different international institutions and perspectives in every day social work activities. 5 ECTS modules on ‘Social Responsibility and Entrepreneurship’ and ‘Project Planning and Management in social work’ will support students in becoming social work leaders through input on how to develop new services and projects and connects to module 2 in Semester 1. Finally, the 10 ECTS module ‘Research Design and Planning’ is focused on supporting students with planning their Research Project/thesis in Semester 4, drawing on related modules in Semesters 1 and 2.