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.
The MSc in Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) is a comprehensive and in depth course covering the management, economic, legal and technical aspects that relate to the hazards of the workplace environment. It is targeted at graduates with an engineering, numerical, business, psychology or health related background and seeks to provide the basis for students to be able to define and explore their chosen Master Thesis.
The main aim of the MA in Youth and Community Work with JNC professional qualification is to develop skilled, innovative and reflective practitioners, who are able to engage and develop positive relationships within communities, which lead to education and discovery. Through practice workers will demonstrate a clear commitment to promoting participation and empowerment, equality, partnership working and to the personal, social and political development of those involved.
This pathway offers you progression to a specialist Master’s degree in applied social research, education, media management and publishing studies at the University of Stirling.
The provision of health and social care services is being transformed, to reflect policy changes and the drive to promote effectiveness and efficiency of an integrated solution. This desire for greater collaboration between agencies is not only an attempt to reduce escalating costs but also a way to improve outcomes for individuals and to promote person-centred care.
The MSc in Dementia: International Experience, Policy and Practice is designed to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence of staff when supporting people who have dementia and their carers.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Business Ethics and Sustainability (including related issues) are of concern for businesses locally, nationally and internationally. Their importance to the global economy has increased significantly in recent years and is likely to increase further in the future. As managers/leaders of the future, all graduates will be required to be socially responsible and sustainability literate. Complex decisions will need to be taken, that take into account economic, social and environmental factors.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Business Ethics and Sustainability (including related issues) are of concern for businesses locally, nationally and internationally. Their importance to the global economy has increased significantly in recent years and is likely to increase further in the future. As managers/leaders of the future, all graduates will be required to be socially responsible and sustainability literate.
We invite applications from well-qualified candidates whose research interests correspond to our areas of research expertise.
The Graduate Diploma in law, business and social science combines academic study, intensive English language teaching and study skills to prepare you for entry into a university Masters degree.
This Masters programme is intended to develop critical understanding and key skills in values-based practice as they relate to health and social care. It also provides opportunity for focussed reflection on issues of emerging significance within the student’s own sphere of engagement.
Innovations are not only important in technical and economic areas, but also particularly in the social sector. This realization has been strengthened in recent decades, in as much as the welfare state has been subject to great changes, having in turn an impact on the education system, health care system, pensions, care (of the ill) situation, migration and integration agendas and many other socially relevant issues. The theme "social innovation" has therefore been discussed intensively for some time within the social science and social work arena, and even politicians have recognized the need for social innovation. This is reflected on the one hand in the increasing number of university courses and master's programmes, and on the other in research funding and policies on a European level. The master's programme innovation development in the social profit sector offered at the SUAS takes account of these developments and offers a current and internationally competitive course.
The MSc in Mental Health and Well-being of Children, Young People and Families is a new fully online programme, offering study in psychological aspects attached to psychosocial well-being and mental health promotion during development. The programme offers the core elements of theory and research in mental health and well-being promotion in a developmental context. It fosters a critical and reflective approach to the application of these elements in a broad variety of settings including education, health, international development, and public health.