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About Social Work
Masters degrees in Social Work are advanced professional courses, training postgraduates to become practitioners and managers in a wide range of healthcare, welfare and social support roles.
Most of these courses are intended for applicants with existing experience, but some will admit students 'converting' from a different undergraduate degree pathway.
Some academic research programmes are available (awarding MRes and MPhil degrees) but most of the courses in this area are taught qualifications, focussing on key skills and training. Many are offered part-time in order to better fit the needs of applicants seeking Continuing Professional Development alongside their existing employment.
Whether you begin one of these courses following an undergraduate degree or enter as a professional, you'll normally be seeking to further a career in Social Work.
That said, Social Work itself is a broad profession, with many opportunities to specialise in different areas. In fact, specialisation is the driving force behind most of the programmes in this subject-area. You could train to work with specific groups (such as children, the elderly or refugees) or you could gain administrative skills and move into management within a community health service or hospital.
And, whilst individual courses usually have fairly clear practical applications, these can often encompass a range of vocational opportunities.
Qualifications in Childcare, for example, can involve assisting families with difficulties, working within educational and care organisations or providing support to minors following traumatic experiences or events. Similarly, courses in Careers Guidance can lead to obvious roles within a school or university, to a position helping jobseekers find employment or to work looking at graduate (and postgraduate) outcomes and associated policy issues.
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Drawing on current research across the social sciences, government guidance, and legislative frameworks, this degree focuses on the issues that are key in facilitating your professional and academic development as a social worker. . Read more
The MSc Social Work is an accelerated programme for applicants who already have a first degree and want to embark on a career in social work. This two year course will fully prepare you for a professional career in the statutory or voluntary social work field. Read more
The Masters in Social Science (Social Work) offers both full time and part time programmes accredited by CORU (The Social Workers’ Registration Board www.coru.ie), leading to a professional social work qualification. Read more
The Social Work MA programme aims to educate and train individuals to be reflective, research-minded practitioners who are able to work critically and professionally and in accordance with the principle of anti-oppressive practice. Read more
Please note. applications for the January 2019 intake have now closed. Northumbria University is proud of its postgraduate social work courses, with our MA Social Work designed to enable students to gain both a Masters degree and apply to be a registered social worker. Read more
Leading to a professional qualification in social work, UCLan’s MA Social Work course has been developed in close co-operation with social work agencies in the voluntary, independent and statutory sectors and in conjunction with service users and carers. Read more
The Faculty of Education and Health at the University of Greenwich, hosts a wide selection of Postgraduate programmes in Education, Health and Psychology.
With an impressive heritage in higher education dating back to the late 19th century, Queen Mary has evolved into an international hub of education and research excellence.
Our postgraduate degrees are proven to advance the careers of our graduates. Our courses are all delivered entirely online, this means you can learn when and where it suits you.
In the face of escalating global healthcare issues, the University of Glasgow offer a range of postgraduate programmes, delivered 100% online:
As England’s 14-oldest university, we have a proud heritage of academic excellence, and a history of creating and inspiring life-changing research.
We offer both full-time and part-time courses as well as a wide range of Online Distance Learning courses
At Swansea University Medical School, you will join a stimulating, innovative and award-winning environment and benefit from quality research-led teaching and supervision.
Courses for clinicians, public health workers, bioscientists, mathematicians and everyone passionate about improving health worldwide.
The Faculty of Science has an excellent reputation in research across a wide range of academic disciplines.
Since 1916, the Bloomberg School has been educating public health leaders to protect health and save lives — millions at a time.
The Master of Public Health is a three year programme taught entirely online that offers training across a broad range of public health disciplines.
Ranked 1st in the world for development studies in the QS University World Rankings, there are few better places to study the global issues of our time than at The University of Sussex.
Qualify as a registered social worker with this two-year Master’s.
The College has established and recognised links with the NHS, Social Services, and private sector companies. These links ensure that all our teaching is up-to-the-minute and responsive to employer demand.
The University of Edinburgh is one of the largest providers of online postgraduate programmes in the UK’s Russell Group