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

Social Work M.A. Social Work
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 11,500
  • International £ 17,400
  • 24 months

The aim of the Social Work programme from London South Bank University is to develop practitioners who can meet the needs of the service users, carers and communities in the context of a complex and changing welfare environment.

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Graduate Pathway in Social Work Pre-Master Graduate Pathway in Social Work
  • Aug 2016
  • 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 Master Social Work
  • Sep 2016
  • National $ 15,316 per year
  • International $ 23,600 per year
  • Not specified

The Social Work program is offered by the University of Minnesota Duluth.

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Social Work Master Social Work
  • Any time
  • International € 2,600 per year
  • EEA € 2,600 per year
  • 24 months

Social Work Master study programme at Vytautas Magnus University integrates research, theory reflection and practice.

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Social Work (MSW) Master Social Work (MSW)
  • Mar 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • National $ 4,700 per year
  • International $ 12,400 per year
  • Not specified

WKU is in the midst of a transformation - physical, intellectual, cultural and economic – and is becoming A Leading American University with International Reach. Whether in a neighboring community or in a distant country, WKU faculty and students are engaged in relevant applied research that provides solutions to real problems.

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Social Work with Youth and Children (joint Study Programme with Riga Stradins University, Latvia) Master Social Work with Youth and Children (joint Study Programme with Riga Stradins University, Latvia)
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 2,116 per year
  • International € 3,120 per year
  • 18 months

The Master's Degree programme has been developed in conjunction with Latvia's Riga Stradinš University. Its implementation is based on the experience of education in social work in the EU. This Social Work with Youth and Children (joint Study Programme with Riga Stradins University, Latvia) programme is offered by the Mykolas Romeris University.

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Social Work M.A. Social Work
  • Sep 2016
  • 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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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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Social Science – Environment & Community M.A. Social Science – Environment & Community
  • Aug 2016
  • National $ 8,456 per year
  • International $ 8,456 per year
  • 24 months

The graduate program in Social Science – Environment & Community is a two-year interdisciplinary Master of Arts (M.A.) in Social Sciences. The mission of the Environment and Community program from Humboldt State University is to prepare students to understand the relationship between communities and their environment, to analyze environment-community issues at different scales, and to act effectively in situations where values and interests diverge

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Social Work Master Social Work
  • Aug 2016
  • National $ 8,456 per year
  • International $ 8,456 per year
  • 24 months

The Master of Social Work (MSW) program from Humboldt State University emphasizes advanced generalist practice in rural and Native American communities. The program teaches students how to achieve a disciplined, compassionate presence to a caring and ethical practice.

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Social Work M.Sc. Social Work
  • Aug 2016
  • National $ 80 per module
  • International $ 440 per module
  • 24 months

The mission of the Social Work program at West Texas A&M University is to prepare advanced generalist practitioners who are equipped with an eclectic knowledge base, professional values, and a wide range of advanced skills to assume the professional responsibilities of change agents in our rapidly changing, culturally diverse, global society.

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Social Work M.Sc. Social Work
  • Sep 2016
  • 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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