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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171 Social Work Master's degrees in United Kingdom

M.A. Social Work

Accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council, this degree 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
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.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.A. Social Research (with Pathways) / PGDip

The Social Research (with Pathways) / PGDip programme from University of Birmingham aims to provide students with a sound background in social research design and the most up-to-date training in methods of data collection and analysis.

School of Social Policy
M.Sc. Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Child and Adolescent Mental Health)

The MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care: Child and Adolescent Mental Health is for healthcare professionals working in child and adolescent mental health services. It will prepare students to be part of a specialist research-focused workforce to help revolutionise mental health care to better meet society's changing demographic health needs through new innovative and creative working practices.

School of Health Sciences
M.A. Social and Political Thought

The strength of this MA derives from it being a genuinely interdisciplinary course that bridges the conventional divides between social theory, political theory and philosophy, the history of social and political thought, and the study of political and social movements.

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.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.Phil. Health and Social Care - Research, MPhil/PhD

The University of Greenwich, School of Health & Social Care welcomes enquiries and applications from those interested in full- or part-time study for MPhil or PhD degrees in health, nursing, social work and psychology or counselling.

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

This course is for graduates with relevant experience, particularly in working with young people and provides students with real and substantial practice experience supported by links to current thinking and theory in the field. The course as a whole seeks to explore social education strategies and community development as a process of empowerment and there is a particular emphasis on understanding policies and practices which counter discrimination and promote equality. The course leads to a professional qualification validated by the National Youth Agency and recognised by the Joint Negotiating Committee of Youth Leaders and Community Wardens. There is a strong emphasis on professional placements and as a graduate you will be well-placed to gain employment in sector agencies. Placements have an emphasis on developing a critical evaluation of youth and community work practice and strategies for bringing about change.

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.

Master EMM Erasmus Mundus Master Advanced Development in Social Work

This intensive programme is designed for social sector professionals who wish to gain advanced practice skills and expertise, especially in international and cross-cultural settings. The Erasmus Mundus Master’s Advanced Development in Social Work draws on the professional expertise of academics and practitioners from partner institutions across Europe. You will spend a term studying in Lincoln, Aalborg and Lisbon and attend intensive study schools in Paris and Warsaw.

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.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.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.A. Social Work

Working in this sector is very rewarding. Social workers help some of the most vulnerable people in society. The role provides support and assistance to a host of individuals, families and groups, from the homeless to people with learning and physical disabilities.

Faculty of Arts and Human 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.

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
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 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.Sc. Clinical Primary and Community Care MSc/Diploma

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.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

Social work is about changing lives for the better. Designed as a route into professional practice for graduates, the Kent MA is taught by qualified social workers. You have access to placements across a range of settings, allowing you to develop your practice and research skills and apply knowledge to practice. The Social Work 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
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
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.

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. 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. 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
Postgrad.Cert. Intermediate Child Focused Systemic Practice

The Institute of Family Therapy and the University of Bedfordshire provide two distinct Intermediate Level Systemic courses: Systemic Child Focused Practice and Systemic Practice with Families and Couples. These courses are distinctive in their delivery styles and the emphasis which they place on the intermediate level syllabus.

Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
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.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.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.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
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.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. 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.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.

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.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 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.

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
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
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.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.

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
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.

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

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. 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
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.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
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.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. 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. 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.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. 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
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