Masters in Social Work

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.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

Community Care (MA, MPhil, PhD) Community Care (MA, MPhil, PhD)
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 4,052 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,890 per year
  • 12 months

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

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Social Justice Education Social Justice Education
  • Dec 2015
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Social Justice Education is an interdisciplinary concentration of study with a focus on social diversity and social justice as they apply to formal and non-formal educational systems. It uses and generates research and theory to understand the sociocultural and historical contexts and dynamics of specific manifestations of oppression (e.g., ableism, classism, heterosexism, racism, religious oppression, transgender oppression and sexism) in social systems.

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Social Work (Forensic Populations and Settings) Social Work (Forensic Populations and Settings)
  • Any time
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  • 36 months

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.

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Social Work (Addictions) Social Work (Addictions)
  • Any time
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  • 33 months

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.

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Social Policy  (MA, MPhil, PhD) Social Policy (MA, MPhil, PhD)
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 4,052 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,890 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.

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Social Work (Crisis and Trauma) Social Work (Crisis and Trauma)
  • Any time
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  • 33 months

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 Crisis and Trauma specialization prepares you to assist individuals, families, and communities who have been affected by a crisis or emergency such as a natural disaster or a terrorist attack.

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European Master in Social Work with Families and Children European Master in Social Work with Families and Children
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 4,000 per year
  • Non-EEA € 8,000 per year
  • 24 months

This Erasmus Mundus MFAMILY is a two year master programme of 120 ECTS. Students will spend a semester each in Lisbon, Stavanger and Gothenburg before moving to the desired partner institution to work on their master’s thesis. The language of instruction for the programme is English. Upon completion of the programme, students will be awarded a joint degree by the consortium.

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Comparative Social Work (M. Soc. Sc.) Comparative Social Work (M. Soc. Sc.)
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • 24 months

Master's Degree Programme in Comparative Social Work (CSW) is a two-year programme developed within the frameworks of the Barents Cross Border University (BCBU). BCBU creates cross-border learning environments between universities in Northern Finland and North-West Russia. The programme is based on cross-border education where teaching is carried out in co-operation with all partner universities in the BCBU network in Finland (Rovaniemi, Oulu) and in Russia (Arkhangelsk, Murmansk, Petrozavodsk).

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Social Work Social Work
  • Sep 2016
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The School of Social Work at McGill University prepares graduates for careers and leadership in the fields of social work and social welfare. In the M.S.W. program, students develop an understanding of a broad range of theories which inform practice, policy, and research. Envisioned as an opportunity to advance knowledge and skills, students are encouraged to immerse themselves in an area of scholarship and practice related to "Children and Families," "Social Care and Health Studies," and "Community and International Development."

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Social Work (European) Social Work (European)
  • Feb 2016
  • Non-EEA € 4,500 per year
  • 24 months

The European Master in Social Work is a 2 years study programme involving 5 countries in Europe, which will allow you to graduate in a Master in Social Work. In this study programme, courses are being offered from a European perspective on social inclusion and combating poverty. There are modules offered on various welfare systems and different approaches of Social Work in different parts of Europe. After the meeting week, you will study during three months online to complete the first part of the core semester.

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Social Work Social Work
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 7,000 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 16,500 per year
  • 24 months

This social work training 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-discriminatory practice. Graduates who successfully complete this programme are eligible to apply for Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration.

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Social Work Social Work
  • Aug 2016
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  • 24 months

The MSW Program is rigorous and demands complete commitment by students. This program option is comprised of two aspects: academic classes and field work, which occur simultaneously. The total credits required for completion of the MSW degree is 60 credit hours completed over two years of full-time, daytime attendance.

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