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

Graduate Pathway in Social Work Graduate Pathway in Social Work, Pre-Master
  • Aug 2017
  • 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 Social Work, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • Not specified
  • 18 months

Social Work addresses the multiple, complex transactions between people and their environments. Its mission is to enable people, groups and communities to develop their full potential, earn social and economic justice, and prevent dysfunction. Social Work programme from University of Nicosia is focused on problem solving and progressive social change.

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Assistive Technology Studies and Human Services Assistive Technology Studies and Human Services, M.Sc.
  • Jan 2017
  • National $ 25,410 per year
  • International $ 25,410 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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Nonprofit Management and Community Development Nonprofit Management and Community Development, Postgrad.Cert.
  • Any time
  • National $ 222
  • International $ 861
  • Not specified

The College of Social Sciences at the University of West Georgia offers a course of study leading to a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Community Development. For those already employed in the non-profit sector, our certificate offer an opportunity for additional training through courses on grant-writing, program evaluation, and data analysis techniques (quantitative and qualitative). The Nonprofit Management and Community Development course is offered by University of West Georgia.

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Social Work - Military Social Work Social Work - Military Social Work, Master
  • 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 master’s degree program helps you develop the skills needed to become a social worker.

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Human and Social Services - Social Policy Analysis and Planning Human and Social Services - Social Policy Analysis and Planning, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • Not specified
  • 18 months

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 - in Healthcare Social Work - in Healthcare, Master
  • 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 master’s degree program helps you develop the skills needed to become a social worker.

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University of Kassel

Soziale Arbeit und Lebenslauf, M.A.
  • Oct 2017
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • 24 months

Der forschungsorientierte konsekutive Master richtet sich an Studierende und Praktiker der Sozialen Arbeit, die sich wissenschaftlich für eine Promotion qualifizieren oder zukünftig planerisch-konzeptionell in leitenden Funktionen tätig sein wollen.

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East Tennessee University

Social Work, Master
  • Jan 2017
  • Dec 2017
  • National $ 519 per module
  • International $ 1,292 per module
  • Not specified

The Master of Social Work program is a fully accredited program by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).Applicants with bachelor’s degrees from accredited universities or colleges may apply for admission to the traditional, two (2)-year master’s program. The first-year foundation curriculum focuses on preparing students with a generalist social work perspective. The second-year curriculum focuses on preparing students for autonomous clinical practice.

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University of York

Social Work (MRes), Master
  • Oct 2017
  • EEA £ 6,650 per year
  • International £ 15,680 per year
  • 12 months

The MRes in Social Work is designed to provide students with the skills to appreciate, analyse and research contemporary social issues, the nature of social need and social work reponses to them.

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University of Wyoming

Social Work, Master
  • Any time
  • National $ 3,720 per year
  • International $ 14,880 per year
  • Not specified

The University of Wyoming Division of Social Work offers two graduate programs of study, both culminating in an MSW degree with a concentration in advanced generalist social work practice. Our MSW Program is a hybrid program consisting of face-to-face weekend classes, video conferencing, and some online course work.

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