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

Comparative Social Work (M. Soc. Sc.) Comparative Social Work (M. Soc. Sc.)
  • Sep 2015
  • 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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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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Social Policy, Employment and Welfare Social Policy, Employment and Welfare
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA € 46 per module
  • Non-EEA € 75 per module
  • 12 months

The master's degree in Social Policy, Labour and Welfare is an advanced academic programme offering theoretical, methodological and practical skills. The master's degree offers two specialisations: one in research and one in professionalisation, and is associated with the PhD programme in Sociology from the Department of Sociology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, which has received a mention of Excellence from the Ministry for Education.

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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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Occupational Therapy (pre-registration Mode) PgDip /MSc Occupational Therapy (pre-registration Mode) PgDip /MSc
  • Sep 2015
    Not specified
  • 24 months

The occupational therapy programmes at London South Bank University (LSBU) aims to provide an education centred on the meaning and performance of occupations in life. According to the College of Occupational Therapists (2011); occupational therapists "work with people facing physical, mental and social disabilities to help them do the things they want to do".

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Public Opinion and Survey Methodology Public Opinion and Survey Methodology
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 554 per year
  • Non-EEA € 554 per year
  • 18 months

Public opinion polls and surveys on social, political and consumer behaviour have grown in importance in recent years. In parallel, methods of data collection as well as techniques and tools for analysis and interpretation of this data have been developed and become more complex.

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Global Disaster Management and Humanitarian Relief (M.P.H.) Global Disaster Management and Humanitarian Relief (M.P.H.)
  • Aug 2015
  • International $ 525 per module
  • Not specified

The primary objective of the MPH in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Relief is to provide an individual with a foundation in public health and the tools to enter the profession of a disaster and humanitarian aid worker at the supervisory level

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