Social Work is a field of study preoccupied with the quality of life, individual and community well-being. It researches about human and community development, social policy and administration, human interaction, interaction with the environment, the influence and manipulation of biological and psychological factors. It combines theory from different other fields such as sociology, medicine, psychology, philosophy, politics and economics in order to enable complete understanding and shaping power over the social mechanisms of any kind. Professionally, social workers are organised in bodies of different size and impact from local to international and focus on providing help to individuals or communities suffering from poverty, lack of opportunities or information, social injustice, persecution, abuse or violation of rights.
Graduates of Social Work studies can practice their profession as soon as they are awarded a license or are professionally registered. The professional activity of social workers is usually structured as social, political or economic research, advocacy, community development, social welfare analysis and implementation, counselling or even social case solving.
Walden University’s Online Master of Social Work (MSW) program is designed to help you expand your career opportunities in the field of social work and help marginalized and oppressed populations improve their quality of life. The Forensic Populations and Settings specialization helps you build the necessary skills to conduct clinical social work in family courts, drug courts, prisons, juvenile courts, or similar agencies.
The MSc in Applied Health Research equips you with the skills necessary to design, implement and publish healthcare research.
The occupational therapy programmes at London South Bank University (LSBU) aims to provide an education centred on the meaning and performance of occupations in life. According to the College of Occupational Therapists (2011); occupational therapists "work with people facing physical, mental and social disabilities to help them do the things they want to do".
The Centre offers excellent opportunities for full or part-time research in intellectual disability and community care leading to higher degrees. The Tizard Centre has a strong track record of attracting University and ESRC research studentship funding.
This inter-disciplinary Master’s course, the fruit of collaboration between the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Lausanne, the Faculty of Social Sciences and Culture of the University of Lucerne and the Faculty of Economics of the University of Neuchâtel, is intended to teach students how to produce a survey independently, from its design to the analysis of data, both for the public and private sectors.
Recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Our MA in Social Research provides the training that all ESRC-funded PhD students must undertake in Year One. The School has had seven quota awards in the past two years, as well as successful candidates in the open competition.
The Centre offers excellent opportunities for full or part-time research in intellectual disability and community care leading to higher degrees. The Tizard Centre has a strong track record of attracting University and ESRC research studentship funding. You should send an outline of your research proposal with your application
Walden University’s Online Master of Social Work (MSW) program is designed to help you expand your career opportunities in the field of social work and help marginalized and oppressed populations improve their quality of life. The Addiction specialization offers you the chance to explore the latest theories related to different types of addictions such as substance abuse, gambling or binge eating.
We offer research supervision across a broad range of topics. We are especially interested in applications that include proposals to investigate the social dimensions of environmental issues in the countries in which we have area expertise, and topics in environmental politics and environmental movements.
The Advanced Child Protection MA is a distance learning programme which runs on a part-time basis for two or more years. The programme is for experienced professionals and is fully accredited by the University of Kent.
These courses are designed to equip you with knowledge and skills for a career in the management of philanthropic and nonprofit organisations.
The MSc in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation emphasises research methods for evaluating interventions and policies, as well as the advanced study of evidence-based practice, with, for example, children and families, peoples with mental health problems, refugees, drug users, HIV, and young offenders.