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 Bachelorís or Masterís 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

ICoNS: advanced Bachelor in International Cooperation North-South Master ICoNS: advanced Bachelor in International Cooperation North-South
  • Sep 2016
  • Not specified
  • 12 months

The post Bachelor ICoNS: advanced Bachelor in International Cooperation North-South at UC Leuven-Limburg has the ambition to encourage young people to become critical and committed world citizens by offering an established quality experience of 6 months in a developing region. It's is a one-year bachelor programme (60 ECTS credits) in which students are prepared for and guided through an intensive study period in a country in the South.

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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 - in Healthcare Master Social Work - in Healthcare
  • Any time
  • Not specified
  • 33 months

Prepare to advance your social work career with a CSWE-accredited Master of Social Work (MSW) from Walden University. This online masterís degree program helps you develop the skills needed to become a social worker.

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Social Work M.Sc. Social Work
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA Ä 6,550 per year
  • International Ä 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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Global Gateway Program - Human and community development Pre-Bachelor Global Gateway Program - Human and community development
  • Any time
  • International $ 18,525 per semester
  • 4 months

For international students who meet The University of Vermont admissions requirements but don't yet have the required English language level, the University of Vermont Global Gateway Program - Human and community development provides an undergraduate degree pathway that combines English training with 28-30 University course credits (equivalent to Year 1 of a bachelor's degree); or 14-15 University course credits for the 1-term program.

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Social Work - Advanced Clinical Practice Master Social Work - Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Any time
  • Not specified
  • 33 months

Prepare to advance your social work career with a CSWE-accredited Master of Social Work (MSW) from Walden University. This online masterís degree program helps you develop the skills needed to become a social worker.

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Human and Social Services - Global Social Services M.Sc. Human and Social Services - Global Social Services
  • Any time
  • Not specified
  • Not specified

Further your commitment to social change with an online MS in Human and social Services from Walden. Through professionally-focused curriculum, interactive case studies and simulations, and an interprofessional approach, you prepare to address the needs of individuals, communities, and organizations within a global context.

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Social Work Master Social Work
  • Aug 2016
  • National $ 37,296 per year
  • International $ 37,296 per year
  • 24 months

The urban setting of CSUN's graduate-level social work program supports its focus on urban family practice. Based in the heart of Los Angeles Countyís San Fernando Valley, the Social Work program offered at California State University Northridge gives students the opportunity to work with vulnerable and at-risk populations and cultivates an appreciation of the planned-change process.

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International Year One - Sociology Pre-Bachelor International Year One - Sociology
  • Any time
  • International $ 12,875 per semester
  • 9 months

International Year One - Sociology is offered by The International Study Center at James Madison University which will give you the tools and knowledge necessary to start you successful degree and career.

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Assistive Technology Studies and Human Services M.Sc. Assistive Technology Studies and Human Services
  • Jan 2017
  • National $ 23,970 per year
  • International $ 23,970 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 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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