Study Social Work in United Kingdom

Study Social Work in United Kingdom

Studying Social Work

Social work is a multi-disciplinary and specialised field which focuses on applying the most efficient tools in improving the well-being and the quality of life of certain groups such as children, youths or minorities. Social work studies employ theories from various fields such as sociology, medicine, education or psychology.

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Studying in United Kingdom

The UK has one of the most cosmopolitan societies within Europe and you will study with people from all over the world. The variety of universities and degrees is broad and degrees will be accepted worldwide.

182 Social Work Master's degrees in United Kingdom

M.A. Social Work

Accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council, this MA University of East Anglia degree from University of East Anglia offers an academic and professional qualification that will enable you to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council to register as a professional Social Worker.

School of Social Work
Preparation Course Access to HE Humanities and Social Science Programme

The Access to Humanities and Social Sciences course comprises of subject units covering, Law, Psychology, Sociology, Literature, Ethics, Study Skills, An extended project, Politics, The Media, Anthropology, Social Inclusion and Literature Analysis. This Access to HE Humanities and Social Science Programme is offered by Lewisham and Southwark College.

M.Sc. Social Work

The MSc in Social Work at the University of the West of Scotland builds upon a long tradition of providing social work education dating back over 40 years. Social work education at UWS has a reputation second to none for promoting excellence in practice.

School of Media Culture and Society
M.Sc. Critical Youth and Community Studies

The MSc is aimed at people with a first degree or experience in youth and community practices who aspire to develop their knowledge and understanding of statutory or voluntary contexts. This Critical Youth and Community Studies pioneering programme from University of the West of Scotland contributes to fulfilment of strong leadership and management youth and community practices.

School of Education
Graduate Diploma Childhood Practice

Professionally recognised by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), this Childhood Practice programme at University of the West of Scotland is ideally suited for employed SSSC registered practitioners who wish to become registered as lead practitioners/ managers

School of Education
Preparation Course Access to HE Diploma in Social Work (Level 3) Programme

This one year intensive course is aimed at enabling mature students (19+) to progress to social science degree programmes at university. To achieve this, you must have 60 credits, of which 45 are from level 3 units. (The remaining 15 can be from level 2 units.). This Access to HE Diploma in Social Work (Level 3) programme is offered by Lewisham and Southwark College.

M.A. Social Work

If you are interested in working with people and taking an essential role in protecting children and young people from harm and in supporting people of every age then this is the course for you. The Social Work programme is offered by the Coventry University.

Psychological, Social and Behavioural Sciences
M.Sc. Health and Social Care Leadership

The development in partnership with local NHS and social care organisations a programme of advanced, post-graduate level, specialist skills and knowledge across a broad range of applications including; leading and managing service improvements, service level innovation and change, managing quality, ensuring effective and legal frameworks for governance (organisational assurance) and professional accountability.

School of Healthcare Sciences
M.A. Social Policy and Economics

Social policy is the study of the distribution of welfare and well-being within societies and the policies which influence that distribution. Primarily, the focus is on social and economic change, what causes it and its consequences for society.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.Sc. Young People, Social Inclusion & Change

The Young People, Social Inclusion & Change programme at the University of Glasgow introduces the key issues and decision-making processes that impact on young people’s lives across contexts including education, leisure, training and the labour market, housing and household information.

School of Education
M.A. Social Work

They welcome students of all backgrounds who seek an MA in Social Work that develops critical analysis, open debate, questioning and dismantling of conceptual frameworks.

School of Community Health Sciences & Social Care
M.Sc. Advanced Residential Childcare

The MSc in Advanced Residential Child Care has been developed within the School of Social Work and Social Policy alongside the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS) to support the development of direct practice and leadership in the residential child care sector in Scotland and beyond. The course is unique in the UK in offering a Masters-level award specifically in residential child care.

M.Phil. Health Sciences and Social Work

The School of Health Sciences and Social Work (SHSSW) is committed to delivering research to the highest ethical standards in order to improve knowledge and services for the health of the community. A wide range of research interests exist amongst staff within the School and we support a number of postgraduate researchers carrying out PhD, Professional Doctorate, MPhil, MD and MRes awards. Our postgraduate researchers have access to seminars and tutorials in epidemiology and statistical methods, database management, qualitative research, and development and assessment of quality of life measures. Research within the field of Health Sciences and Social work may also be closely linked to: Biomedical Science and Pharmacy, Psychology, and Geography.

Faculty of Science
M.Phil. Personal Social Services (MPhil, PhD)

We offer research supervision across a broad range of topics. We are especially interested in applications that include proposals to investigate the social dimensions of environmental issues in the countries in which we have area expertise, and topics in environmental politics and environmental movements. This Personal Social Services (MPhil, PhD) programme is offered by the University of Kent.

School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
M.Sc. Social Work

The MSc in Social Work is a highly innovative programme which offers you an opportunity to study and practice social work in a way which breaks down the barriers between theory and practice. We value the qualities and experiences which students bring to our programme and build on these to produce social work graduates equipped for 21st century social work practice.

School of Education and Social Work
M.Sc. Citizenship and Human Rights

Are you a professional or volunteer working between state and market with an interest the principles of human rights? This work-based programme offers in-depth views of Globalisation and Migration; Leadership, Equality and Social Responsibility.

Glasgow School for Business and Society
M.Sc. Social Work

University of Huddersfield Social Work is a professional qualifying course in social work and is intended for graduates who are committed to a future career in social work. The course is designed to help prepare you to work in all social care settings including residential, field, day care, healthcare and education within statutory, voluntary and private sectors, as well as multi-disciplinary settings and work teams.

M.A. Advanced Practice in Social Work

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is becoming increasingly important to the profession of social worker. Our course is built on an understanding of practitioners' CPD needs, ensuring you learn the right skills and knowledge to take your current experience to an advanced level.

M.A. Social Work

Drawing on current research across the social sciences, government guidance, and legislative frameworks, this degree focuses on the issues that are key in facilitating your professional and academic development as a social worker.

Department of Social, Therapeutic & Community Studies
M.A. Social Work

Qualify as a social worker on this Masters Social Work course offered by Liverpool John Moores University and recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council. The course trains you to cater for all service users in many settings.

M.A. Sociology and Social Research

This MA programme equips students with the tools and knowledge to understand how and why social, political and cultural changes manifest themselves, both in the UK and internationally.

Languages & Social Sciences
M.A. International Child Studies

The International Child Studies MA is a multidisciplinary programme designed to promote a rigorous academic approach to contemporary issues in childhood, underpinned by a children’s rights framework. By taking a sociological perspective we encourage you to examine children’s experiences, the ways in which childhood is socially and culturally constructed, and to reflect on international policy and practice.

Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy
M.A. Social Work

Our course is approved by the General Social Care Council as a professional qualification in social work, and students must meet the requirements for inclusion in the student section of the Social Care Register.

Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education
M.A. Social Work

MA Social Work, University of Sheffield This degree makes you eligible to apply for HCPC registration as a qualified social worker in the UK.

Department of Social Science
M.A. Community Care (MA, MPhil, PhD)

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. This Community Care (MA, MPhil, PhD) programme is offered by the University of Kent.

School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
M.A. Social Work

The opportunity will be taken to ensure that there is a significant emphasis on inter-professional learning in the curriculum thereby addressing a current requirement of health and social care practice.

Faculty of Health and Social Care
M.Sc. Professional Social Work Practice

The course aims to provide an effective work-based learning experience to enable students to achieve a nationally recognised professional qualification in Social Work together with a postgraduate academic award within the framework of an academically rigorous employment-based Masters degree course.

Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
M.A. Social Work

The MSW in Social Work is a 2-year, full-time, postgraduate degree course.The course provides a stimulating blend of university-based teaching and agency-based learning opportunities across both years.

L.L.M. Social Care Law

Community care law and the law relating to people with mental health problems affect virtually every person in the UK at some time in their lives. Despite the fundamental importance of the law in these fields, its study has been largely neglected by University Master’s programmes. 

Cardiff Law School
M.Sc. Advancing Practice (Social Work)

Designed for qualified social workers, students choose modules inline with their career goals. The course has several exit points, depending on whether you wish to attain the Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or Masters level. With three pathways, plus optional modules to choose from, this course allows you to tailor your learning for focused professional development.

M.A. Christian Ministry

This MA is designed for lay and ordained Christians with significant experience of working (paid or volunteer) in churches, mission agencies, or not-for-profit organisations (faith-based or secular), enabling you to engage theologically and strategically with the contemporary world.

M.A. Social Work

This MA Social Work degree equips you with the skills, knowledge and reflective capacity you need to practise as an effective social worker. The programme is offered by University of East London.

University of East London -School of Social Sciences, Media and Cultural Studies
M.A. Social Work

Our course will give you a thorough understanding of the core social work values. Recognising the powerful links between personal and political issues, our course asserts the need to challenge inequality and oppression. You will learn strategies for intervention with individuals, families and communities, while being sensitive to class, gender, race, age, disability and sexuality.

Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
M.A. Social Work

Social workers can have a significant impact on peoples' lives, from infancy to old age, and offer support to some of society's most vulnerable citizens. We're looking for people who are socially aware and familiar with issues surrounding disempowerment, deprivation and inclusivity. You will bring leadership skills and an ability to deal with complex situations. Your core values and life experience will go a long way to forging a successful career in this challenging but rewarding sector.

School of Health and Education
M.A. Social Work

MA Social Work, University of Nottingham. The MA programme includes both academic study and practice learning. Both elements must be completed satisfactorily in order to successfully complete the course. The majority of academic teaching takes place in the autumn term. This teaching is arranged in modules, for which credits are awarded. A total of 180 credits are required in order to gain an MA.

Sociology and Social Policy
M.Sc. Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Clinical Optometry)

This new course will prepare optometrists working in specialist practice (in the hospital or community setting) to provide advanced level primary eye care. The focus of the programme will be on management of patients (with other medical disciplines if appropriate) and the expansion of the optometrist's role in ocular therapeutics within the hospital and community specialist practice setting.

School of Health Sciences
M.A. Health and Social Care Practice

The vision within health and social care is to have practitioners who are able to approach the new decade with well founded professional beliefs, confidence, political awareness and preparedness to meet the challenge of shifting user expectations, diminution of traditional roles and commitment to different ways of working.

Master Programmes
M.Sc. Social Work

This course will introduce you to the values, skills and competencies required for the practice of social work. It provides graduates with the opportunity to train as social workers to the standard prescribed as qualifying level by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

Faculty of Health and Social Care
M.A. Social Policy

This well established and popular MA offers a combination of taught coursework and supervised dissertation work. The dissertation gives students the opportunity to examine by research aspects of social policy in which they have a particular interest.

M.A. Youth & Community Work

The main aim of the MA in Youth and Community Work with JNC professional qualification is to develop skilled, innovative and reflective practitioners, who are able to engage and develop positive relationships within communities, which lead to education and discovery. Through practice workers will demonstrate a clear commitment to promoting participation and empowerment, equality, partnership working and to the personal, social and political development of those involved.

Department of Social Work, Care and Justice
M.A. Social Work

This programme, which offers both an academic award and a professional qualification in social work (on successful completion you can apply to register as a social worker with the Health and Care Professions Council), prepares you for a career in a broad range of social work agencies and settings.

Department of Applied Social Science
Preparation Course Certificate for the Humanities (UPCH)

The course helps students gain entry to the best undergraduate degree courses in the Arts (including Architecture), the Humanities, Social Sciences (including Economics and Law), Business and Mathematics-related programmes.

Centre for Languages and International Education (CLIE)
M.A. Social Work

Effective social work demands a strong bond and understanding between professionals of different disciplines so that users of social work services receive the best possible care. This Masters degree combines perspectives from social care, health, education and other relevant disciplines to ensure you can work effectively in the multi-disciplinary environment of today’s social work.

Pre-Master Undergraduate Pathway: Social Policy

Cambridge Ruskin International College (CRIC) is an Associate College of Anglia Ruskin University providing an excellent opportunity to enter UK higher education. CRIC is designed to deliver educational pathways and support services in an environment that encourages students to achieve excellence in their studies.

Cambridge Ruskin International College
M.A. Community and Youth Studies

The challenges of youth and community work are constantly changing and our course has been designed to help you face that change and engage with the policies and ideologies associated with this dynamic area.

Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
M.Phil. Social Work and Social Care

This course is generating new knowledge about the changes affecting the social care workforce and service provision, including social outcomes, such as quality of life, social inclusion and social capital measures.

MSW Social Work

This programme offers you a professional qualification recognised by the Scottish Social Services Council and The Health and Care Professions Council, and eligibility for registration as a social worker.

College of Humanities & Social Science
Master Community and Social Care (Integrated) MComSC

This Community and Social Care (Integrated) MComSC new course from University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) is ideal if you wish to undertake higher level research activity, increase your employability and pursue a career in community development, social care and/or third sector managerial posts managing issues of social inequality and social justice.

M.A. Social Work

The Masters in Social Work is the professional postgraduate qualification for social work throughout the UK. The course aims to equip students with the knowledge, skills and values appropriate for work in a variety of social work settings. The teaching and learning is delivered by qualified/registered Social Work academic staff who are actively engaged in research, consultancy, direct practice and publication.

M.A. Youth Work and Community Development

Youth and Community Development Studies accommodates the advanced professional needs of experienced practitioners seeking to develop their knowledge and understanding of their practice and the rapidly changing contexts in which they work.

Health and Life Sciences
M.A. Social Work

The fundamental intention of the Social Work MA programme is to equip students to take up positions within the professionally qualified social work workforce. The overall objective is to provide a programme which satisfies the requirements of the Care Council ‘Framework for the Degree in Social Work in Wales’ (2012).

School of Social Sciences
M.A. Social Work

This course provides a route to qualified social worker status for those who want to pursue a role in this profession.

Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
MSc/PGDip Clinical Primary and Community Care

This programme is suitable for doctors, nurses and any other health care professionals aiming to acquire specialised skills and qualifications in primary and community care; for example covering all dimensions required in line with the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework.

School of Health & Population Sciences (HaPS)
M.Sc. Social Work

This intensive MSc programme runs over two academic years and is for graduates from any discipline wishing to train and qualify as social workers.

Faculty of Health and Social Science
M.A. Social Work

Social Work at the University of Cumbria offers a distinctive emphasis on immersing theory into practice, drawing on a wide range of practice and research expertise in the teaching team.

Health and Social Care
M.A. Social Research Methods (Social Work)

This programme provides an introduction to the principles and values of social work and an understanding of the organisation and delivery of social welfare and related services in the UK. It also provides you with a grounding in the social research methods necessary to conduct applied types of research that are a fundamental part of social work practice and evaluation.

School of Applied Social Sciences
M.A. Social Work

Make a real difference to some of the most marginalised and at-risk people in society. Help disadvantaged people access essential social services. Begin an extremely rewarding career in social work.

M.A. Youth and Community Work

This established course opens the door for you to step straight into youth work. Only one other provider in London offers a postgraduate JNC qualification as part of a master’s course. This Youth and Community Work programme is offered by the University of East London.

University of East London -School of Social Sciences, Media and Cultural Studies
M.A. Social Work

Our course meets the requirements of the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) for social work practice in England, the Knowledge and Skills Statements for children, adult and mental health social workers, and the regulatory requirements of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
M.A. Advanced Social Work Practice

Social work demands a high level of specialist professional knowledge and expertise, which is why we've developed our course in consultation with a number of Local Authorities. By meeting the practical requirements of your work, employers, and the wider profession, you'll gain valuable insight into the increasingly complex world of social work. Designed for qualified social workers, our course will help you become a confident and experienced professional.

Faculty of Health & Social Sciences