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.

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173 Social Work Master's degrees in United Kingdom

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.

School of Social Sciences, Media and Cultural Studies
M.Sc. Social Work

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.

Department Health & Social Care
Master Social Work (MRes)

This course is ideal for research training in social work. It is not suitable if you would like to become a qualified social worker; instead you should look at the MA in Social Work.

M.A. Social Work

This social work training programme aims to educate and train individuals to be reflective, research-minded practitioners who are able to work critically and professionally and in accordance with the principle of anti-discriminatory practice. Graduates who successfully complete this programme are eligible to apply for Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration.

Department of Clinical Sciences
M.A. Social Care

This course gives you the opportunity to study in a high-profile and nationally recognised department and benefit from direct access to research active and internationally linked academic staff.

Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
Postgrad.Dip. Community Children's Nursing

This innovative Community Children's Nursing course from Oxford Brookes University is aimed at community nurses wishing to prepare for (or consolidate) a leadership role.

Department of Psychology, Social Work and Public Health
M.Sc. Applied Studies (Management and Leadership in Social Services)

This part-time, flexible Applied Studies (Management and Leadership in Social Services) course is for post-qualifying Social Work professional study. The MSc programme accommodates a range of modules to allow students to build credit towards either a “generic” Masters qualification (MSc in Applied Professional Studies) or a range of specialist qualifications by following prescribed pathways of study.

Faculty of Social Sciences
M.A. Specialist Social Work with Adults

This course is intended for qualified social work practitioners who are registered with the HCPC and work with adults. They may work for: Local Authority Adults Services Teams and The voluntary or not-for-profit sector

School of Social Policy
M.Sc. Social Statistics

This Masters in Social Statistics will provide you with knowledge and experience of the principles, theory and practical skills of statistics; previous study of statistics is not required.

School of Mathematics and Statistics
Postgrad.Dip. Specialist Practitioner Community District Nursing

An opportunity to study for a combined Post Graduate Diploma/ Specialist Practitioner Community District Nursing course. By undertaking and successfully completing this course you will be able to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a District Nurse.

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

The course will cover a range of areas and can involve a variety of service user groups. There is a vast scope for specialisation and in the final year you will be required to undertake a piece of primary research for your dissertation.

Faculty of Design, Media & Management
M.Sc. Advanced Social Work with Children and Families

Advanced Social Work with Children and Families from University of Bristol is a part-time programme providing continuing professional education for registered social workers who are working with children and young people, their families and carers.

Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
M.A. Social Work

The aim of the Social Work programme from London South Bank University is to develop practitioners who can meet the needs of the service users, carers and communities in the context of a complex and changing welfare environment.

M.Sc. Social Work

This two-year Social Work programme from University of Bristol is designed for people wishing to qualify and practice as a professional social worker.

Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
M.A. Leadership and Management for Social Work

The Leadership and Management Programmes offered by the Department of Social Policy and Social Work in the School of Social Policy from University of Birmingham, provide critically aware and research-based knowledge relating to the crucial areas of leadership and management practice for social work and social care. It is designed to provide this as flexibly as possible, in order to meet a broad range of candidate and organisational needs.

School of Social Policy
M.A. Social Work

The Social Work MA programme is a professional training course equipping graduates with the skill-base and experience to qualify as social workers. It is also an opportunity to study for a Masters degree. The qualification is designed to emphasise the development of skills in analysis and assessment, build the confidence to apply knowledge to practice, and to increase practitioners' ability to create opportunities for users and work collaboratively with other professions.

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
M.A. Social Work

The MA programme at University of Leeds offers a “fast track” programme to professional registration as a social worker. It’s an exciting opportunity for graduates with some experience and knowledge of social care to enter a challenging and rewarding profession that contributes to the well-being of society.

Faculty of Medicine and Health
Postgrad.Cert. Child Protection Practice

The Postgraduate Certificate in Child Protection Practice at Oxford Brookes University is an exciting and innovative new distance learning course which will run for the first time from September 2016.

Department of Psychology, Social Work and Public Health
M.Sc. Applied Studies (Child Welfare and Protection)

Applied Studies (Child Welfare and Protection) course provides flexible learning opportunities for experienced professionals to develop advanced levels of professional practice in work with (or on behalf of) vulnerable children, young people and their families.

Faculty of Social Sciences
M.A. Social Work

The MA Social Work is a postgraduate programme designed to enable students to gain both a Masters degree and apply to be a registered social worker. On successful completion, graduates can apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.

M.Sc. Social Work Research

The scope of Social Work Research from University of Bristol is equally broad and requires researchers to be aware of, and able to engage with a variety of disciplines in a range of settings, often working alongside those with different ideas of what social work and social work research are and what each is intended to achieve

Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
M.A. Social Work (PGDip)

The Social Work (PGDip) MA from Oxford Brookes University is a two-year full-time course (maximum 5 years on a part-time basis) while the PGDip can typically be gained in 18 months.

Department of Psychology, Social Work and Public Health
M.A. Social Justice and Education

The Social Justice and Education MA will help students to identify, examine and critique key sociological perspectives on social justice, citizenship, social inequalities, social inclusion and exclusion. They will explore how social justice issues are constituted and contested, examine social justice concerns in education policy and practice, and develop their theoretical, methodological and analytical social research skills.

Institute of Education
Postgrad.Cert. Practice Teacher in Health and Social Care

PGCert Practice Teacher in Health and Social Care, University of Nottingham This course aims to recruit health and social care practitioners working with health and social care students, who want to focus on their practice based role in teaching and assessing.

Nursing
Master Social Work MSW

Prepare for a career in social work with a course that is well connected with social work and social care service providers in the region. As a result of these connections, you get the benefit of supervised practical work in a range of social work settings.

Postgrad.Dip. Social Work

If you are a graduate looking to gain a professional qualification in social work and eligibility to apply for entry onto the HCPC register of qualified social workers, this two-year course is ideal.

Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences
M.A. Social Work

Working within a supportive study environment, you develop crucial skills for independent and collaborative learning. You complete 200 practice development days, drawing on our excellent partnerships with local service users, carers and social work, social care and health agencies.

M.A. Advanced Social Work: Practice Education

This MA in Advanced Social Work: Practice Education from Goldsmiths, University of London will enable you to extend and develop your initial competence in supporting the professional learning of others. Courses include enabling the learning of others, teaching and assessing the adult professional learner, developing and undertaking the evaluation of practice learning, and developing the learning organisation through work with individuals, groups, whole organisations and interagency practice.

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

This innovative two-year taught MA constitutes the professional qualification for social work. Upon successful completion of this course you will be eligible for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). It is run by the University in partnership with the Social Services departments in Hull, East Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire as well as local users and carers and a number of other partners from the voluntary and independent sectors.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
M.Sc. Social Work Advanced Professional Practice

The Lincoln School of Health and Social Care is endorsed by the College of Social Work as having met the social work professional quality criteria. The flexibility of this programme allows you to move from one area of specialism to another, to support your personal and professional development needs.

Postgrad.Dip. Youth Work & Community Development

Our course will increase your professional opportunities in the rapidly changing area of youth and community work, and support you in becoming a force for change. It is professionally validated by the National Youth Agency on behalf of the Joint Negotiating Committee, meaning you will achieve a nationally recognised, professional qualification, and will enhance your existing skills as well as develop new ones that might be needed when working in community development or youth work.

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

The MA in Social Work delivers a professional qualification combined with an academic award. Successful completion of the course means individuals are eligible to apply to join the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) register which is a requirement in order to practice as a social worker in the UK.

Master Programmes
M.Sc. Professional Practice - PDip, MA, MSc

Professional Practice programme is a work-related learning programme designed for participants from private, public and third sector settings such as health and social care; education; local government; public services; human resources; administrative services; cultural industries or the arts.

Centre for Professional Practice
M.Sc. Vulnerability

This Vulnerability course at the University of the West of Scotland focuses on the nature of vulnerability across the lifespan. It is aimed at public sector professionals including those working in health, teaching, social work and the emergency services.

School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery
Pre-Master Postgraduate 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
Master Social Policy (MRes)

The MRes in Social Policy will equip you with advanced social-policy specific research skills that are needed to critically analyse and research contemporary social problems and policy issues.

Postgrad.Cert. Integrated Care

The design and delivery of healthcare is constantly evolving and this course is for health and social care professionals who want to apply the latest ideas to their practice.

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

The MA Social Work programme offered at Canterbury Christ Church University has three main areas of learning - the study of academic subjects, development of skills through practice skills workshops, and practice placements.

M.Ed. Community Learning & Development

The Community Learning & Development programme at the University of Glasgow gives you the opportunity to study the theoretical and practical dimensions of community learning and development (CLD). It will equip you with the skills and knowledge to work alongside people in communities to effect sustainable social change.

School of Education
M.Sc. Dementia Studies

Applied Social Science is at the forefront of developing new elearning opportunities. In 2003, we offered the first online MSc in Dementia Studies in the UK. In following person-centred care principles, this course places the person with dementia at the very centre of our understanding.

Faculty of Social Sciences
M.A. Advanced Social Work

The Advanced Social Work MA offers a professional development pathway to assist qualified social workers in meeting capabilities and standards of practice consistent with the role of experienced and advanced practitioners. It incorporates recent changes in social work education and professional regulation, such as the introduction of the Professional Capability Framework (PCF) (The College of Social Work, 2010) and standards for continuing professional development set by Health and Care Professions Council.

Master Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Adult Mental Health)

The MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Adult Mental Health) course is for all healthcare professionals working in mental health services. The course provides students the skills, knowledge and awareness in the assessment and formulation of mental health problems, evidence-based psychosocial interventions and contemporary issues in mental health.

School of Health Sciences
M.A. Refugee Care

Do you or are you looking to work with refugees, asylum seekers or other displaced groups of people? How can you care for these people more effectively? How can therapeutic dimensions of care and psychosocial perspectives help to understand the multi-dimensional complexities of the refugee experience?

Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies
M.Sc. Community Learning and Development

The Programme aims to provide a response to the continuing professional development needs of fully qualified professionals who wish to extend their roles, responsibilities and contribution.

College of Arts and Social Sciences
M.A. Social Work

University of Greenwich, Social Work programme is for graduates and leads to the nationally recognised qualification in social work and eligibility to register as a social worker with the General Social Care Council (the GSCC will shortly transfer this function to the Health Professions Council).

School of Health and Social Care
M.A. Social Work

Manchester Metropolitan University has a long established programme of providing social work education including both post graduate and undergraduate qualifying courses in social work, doctoral level research, post qualification professional training and post registration training. The overall purpose of our programmes is to produce professionally capable, analytical and critical reflective social work practitioners, capable of working in any social work service or setting. We seek to develop professionals committed to a value based approach to practice and the promotion of social justice and positive social change.

M.Sc. Social Research Methods

Our Masters courses in the field of migration, globalisation and diversity draw on perspectives from geography, law, sociology, politics, international relations, anthropology and development studies.

Sussex Institute
Postgrad.Cert. Advanced Professional Studies (Adult Protection)

The programme has been developed in response to the introduction of the Adult Protection and Support (Scotland) Act 2007 that foregrounds within contemporary professional practice and priorities, the importance of working with adults who are at risk of harm.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.A. Social Work

Develop yourself with a qualification that allows you to register as a social worker. A career where you can make a real difference to the quality of people's lives.

M.A. Social Work

The MA Social Work enables those with a BA degree to obtain the new professional qualification in Social Work, as well as a Masters degree. The University of Birmingham is the oldest running social work education programme in the country and we are proud of our history. Over 4,500 students from 150 countries worldwide choose to study here at Birmingham, and we now boast one of the largest and most vibrant international student communities in the UK.

School of Social Policy
M.Sc. Ergonomics for Health and Community Care

We are pleased to offer this postgraduate taught programme along with four others in the field of ergonomics and human factors. This interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning means that you benefit from teaching provided by our specialist experts in each area, ensuring that you are trained to the highest professional standard. This streamed approach also provides a greater degree of knowledge and information sharing across the different aspects of ergonomics and human factors.

Design School
M.Sc. Social Work

The aim of this course is to enable you to become confident practitioners in the fast-changing world of social work. With an emphasis on professionalism, professional judgement, relationship focussed work and protection, you will develop the capability to work across all areas of the social work profession.

Faculty of Science
M.Sc. Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Speech, Language and Communication)

We welcome students from diverse geographical, educational and clinical backgrounds, and our taught programme promotes critical reflection and development of research appropriate to students' different language and cultural contexts. We are known for creating an open, dynamic and supportive atmosphere which encourages an exchange of experience and collaboration in studies and research.

School of Health Sciences
M.Sc. Analysis and Intervention in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities PDip, MSc

These degrees are advanced professional development programmes involving some or all of the following: distance learning; study workshops; service placement visits; and a clinical placement (which can be in your home area). The programmes in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Autism Studies can be completed mainly by distance learning, with a residential workshop in the spring.

School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
M.Sc. Advanced Safeguarding

This course provides the opportunity for health and social work professionals, as well as others working in safeguarding fields to analyse and evaluate the current state of knowledge, UK policy and practice in this area.

M.Sc. Social Work

Completion of this professionally recognised programme enables you to register with the Health and Care Professions Council as a fully qualified social work practitioner. MSc Social Work at the University of Lincoln provides high-quality social work education with an international perspective. It aims to develop reflective and competent social workers who can practise effectively and confidently in complex environments. The Lincoln School of Health and Social Care is endorsed by the College of Social Work as having met the social work professional quality criteria.

Master Social Policy (MA, 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. The Social Policy (MA, MPhil, PhD) programme is offered by the University of Kent.

School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
MRes Health and Social Care (PGDip / PGCert)

The MRes Health & Social Care (MRes HSC) programme will equip students with an in-depth understanding and knowledge and skills in a range of theoretical underpinnings and research methods relevant to applied research in a range of contemporary health and social care contexts.

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
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 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

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 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
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.

Master Social Work (MSW)

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

College of Humanities & Social Science
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.

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.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
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