Masters in Social Work

Social work is an academic discipline studying and promoting the quality of life of individuals and the well-being of the community. Social work integrates knowledge about human and community development, social policy and administration, human interaction, and the influence and manipulation of social, political and psychological factors upon society. Social work degrees combine theories 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.

By studying a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in social work you will develop the following skills and qualities: empathy, active listening, social perceptiveness, persuasion, cooperation, critical thinking, communication and interpersonal skills. Professional social workers focus on providing help to individuals or communities suffering from poverty, lack of opportunities or information, social injustice, persecution, abuse or violation of rights and they have to connect individuals with the resources they need, advocate for individual clients or the community on identified problems.

Graduates of social work studies usually get careers opportunities such as: probation officer, advice worker, careers adviser, charity officer, counsellor, volunteer coordinator, youth worker, social policy analyst and more.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

Disability Studies M.A. Disability Studies
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA £ 7,000 per year
  • International £ 16,000 per year
  • 12 months

This exciting Disability Studies programme from the University of Leeds explores disability as an equal opportunities issue by focusing on contemporary organisations and institutionalised practice.

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Graduate Pathway in Social Work Pre-Master Graduate Pathway in Social Work
  • Aug 2017
  • International $ 34,950
  • 12 months

INTO George Mason University’s Graduate Pathway in Social Work will prepare you to enter the second year of a Master of Social Work with a concentration in Clinical Practice or Social Change at George Mason University.

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Social Work M.A. Social Work
  • Sep 2017
  • Not specified
  • 18 months

The Social Sciences Department at the University of Nicosia is committed to providing education in Psychology and Social Work.

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Analysis and Intervention in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities PDip, MSc M.Sc. Analysis and Intervention in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities PDip, MSc
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA £ 6,310 per year
  • International £ 13,340 per year
  • 12 months

These degrees are advanced professional development programmes involving some or all of the following: distance learning; study workshops; service placement visits; and a clinical placement (which can be in your home area). The programmes in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Autism Studies can be completed mainly by distance learning, with a residential workshop in the spring.

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Social Policy  (MA, MPhil, PhD) Master Social Policy (MA, MPhil, PhD)
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 4,121 per year
  • International £ 13,340 per year
  • 12 months

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 Social Policy (MA, MPhil, PhD) programme is offered by the University of Kent.

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Social Work M.A. Social Work
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 6,000 per year
  • International £ 9,000 per year
  • 24 months

Social work is about changing lives for the better. Designed as a route into professional practice for graduates, the Kent MA is taught by qualified social workers. You have access to placements across a range of settings, allowing you to develop your practice and research skills and apply knowledge to practice. The Social Work programme is offered by the University of Kent.

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Assistive Technology Studies and Human Services M.Sc. Assistive Technology Studies and Human Services
  • Jan 2017
  • National $ 25,410 per year
  • International $ 25,410 per year
  • 24 months

The Assistive Technology Studies and Human Services program at California State University Northridge enable persons with disabilities to live more independently through assistive technology.

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Social Work M.Sc. Social Work
  • Any time
  • EEA € 6,550 per year
  • International € 13,500 per year
  • 24 months

The Social Work programme is offered at the Royal Holloway University of London. Research and teaching within the Department of Health and Social care derives from its key objectives of ensuring contemporary health, welfare policy and practice can be informed at every level by a sound social science knowledge base. We undertake a wide variety of commissioned research in the national and international health and welfare arena.

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Social Work with a focus on Multiculturalism M.A. Social Work with a focus on Multiculturalism
  • Any time
  • International $ 9,000 per year
  • 12 months

The University of Haifa's international Social Work MA program in Multicultural Social Work explores the vantage points of marginalized and minority populations in the context of mainstream society and aims to develop a knowledge and skillset for a culturally competent program of assistance.

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University of Kassel

M.A. Soziale Arbeit und Lebenslauf
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • 24 months

Der forschungsorientierte konsekutive Master richtet sich an Studierende und Praktiker der Sozialen Arbeit, die sich wissenschaftlich für eine Promotion qualifizieren oder zukünftig planerisch-konzeptionell in leitenden Funktionen tätig sein wollen.

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University of York

Master Social Work (MRes)
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA £ 6,650 per year
  • International £ 15,680 per year
  • 12 months

The MRes in Social Work is designed to provide students with the skills to appreciate, analyse and research contemporary social issues, the nature of social need and social work reponses to them.

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East Tennessee University

Master Social Work
  • Jan 2017
  • Dec 2016
  • National $ 519 per module
  • International $ 1,292 per module
  • Not specified

The Master of Social Work program is a fully accredited program by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).Applicants with bachelor’s degrees from accredited universities or colleges may apply for admission to the traditional, two (2)-year master’s program. The first-year foundation curriculum focuses on preparing students with a generalist social work perspective. The second-year curriculum focuses on preparing students for autonomous clinical practice.

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