Masters in Applied Sciences & Professions

Social Work

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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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MSc/PgD/PgC Citizenship and Human Rights

Created by GCU in partnership with the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, this first-of-its-kind, work-based programme will empower you to promote the principles of human rights. The Citizenship and Human Rights programme is offered by the Glasgow Caledonian University.  

United Kingdom
M.A. International Humanitarian Action

The Master Programme in International Humanitarian Action delivered by Uppsala University is a multidisciplinary and inter-university programme that provides high-quality academic education and professional competences for a career in humanitarian action, emergency and disaster relief, and development at both national and international levels.

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Master Social Work

If you’re interested in social justice, human rights, and in helping people, then social work is a great career choice for you. University of Tasmania offers you the Master of Social Work.

Australia
Pre-Master Social Work

ESLI partners with universities in the U.S. and Canada to offer students premiere language instruction and university preparation  in order to achieve full admission to their  field of study.  ESLI partner universities offer conditional admission to  students which means that students who complete the ESLI language program do not have to take the TOEFL or IELTS exam.  

United States