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

International Public Administration International Public Administration
  • Oct 2015
  • National € 600 per semester
  • International € 600 per semester
  • 18 months

The aim of this course is to provide students, employees in the public and private sector as well as people considering a career change with an education that will prepare them for employment in International Organizations, the Diplomatic Service or in positions where knowledge of the International System and its functions is important.

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Occupational Safety and Health Occupational Safety and Health
  • Oct 2015
    Not specified
  • 18 months

The MSc in Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) is a comprehensive and in depth course covering the management, economic, legal and technical aspects that relate to the hazards of the workplace environment. It is targeted at graduates with an engineering, numerical, business, psychology or health related background and seeks to provide the basis for students to be able to define and explore their chosen Master Thesis.

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International and Comparative Disability Law and Policy International and Comparative Disability Law and Policy
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 6,015 per year
  • Non-EEA € 13,250 per year
  • 12 months

The introduction of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has resulted in significant changes in the area of Disability Law and Policy. The LLM in International and Comparative Disability Law and Policy addresses that and graduates from this programme will be the first to emerge skilled in this growing area of law and policy.

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Advanced Child Protection Advanced Child Protection
  • Jan 2016
  • EEA £ 3,990 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 3,990 per year
  • Not specified

The Advanced Child Protection MA is a distance learning programme which runs on a part-time basis for two or more years. The programme is for experienced professionals and is fully accredited by the University of Kent.

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Community Care (MA, MPhil, PhD) Community Care (MA, MPhil, PhD)
  • Sep 2015
  • 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 Research (ESRC Recognised) Social Research (ESRC Recognised)
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 5,750 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 5,750 per year
  • International £ 14,000 per year
  • 12 months

Recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Our MA in Social Research provides the training that all ESRC-funded PhD students must undertake in Year One. The School has had seven quota awards in the past two years, as well as successful candidates in the open competition.

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Social Work (Forensic Populations and Settings) Social Work (Forensic Populations and Settings)
  • Any time
    Not specified
  • 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
    Not specified
  • 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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Business (Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies) Business (Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies)
  • Feb 2016
  • Jul 2016
  • National AUD 11,700 per module
  • International AUD 13,500 per module
  • 24 months

These courses are designed to equip you with knowledge and skills for a career in the management of philanthropic and nonprofit organisations.

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Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA £ 11,590 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 18,220 per year
  • 12 months

The MSc in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation emphasises research methods for evaluating interventions and policies, as well as the advanced study of evidence-based practice, with, for example, children and families, peoples with mental health problems, refugees, drug users, HIV, and young offenders.

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Mixed Methods Research Mixed Methods Research
  • Aug 2015
  • National $ 363 per module
  • International $ 647 per module
  • Not specified

The pressure to conduct research by federal, state and accreditation agencies is becoming more and more prevalent in a variety of settings including academia and health care. Research is increasingly reliant on mixed methods research.

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