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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169 Social Work Master's degrees in United Kingdom

, Master Social Work (MRes)

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.

, 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
, 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
, 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 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.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.

, 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. 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
, Master Early Childhood Studies

Early Childhood Studies at Roehampton is distinctive in its roots in Froebelian principles. It has a commitment to babies and young children as people with agency and unique capacities and a deep concern for their overall wellbeing from the prenatal period. The Programme has an international profile and brings together students working professionally with young children, with the early years workforce or as researchers in early childhood.

, 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. Social Work Studies

Successful completion of the Diploma incorporates the licence to practise as a social worker. The MSc is awarded on satisfactory completion of a dissertation undertaken at the end of the Diploma course. Both degrees are recognised throughout the UK.

Faculty of 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
, Postgrad.Cert. Practice Education

This course, for registered social workers, will enable you to gain Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the Practice Educator Professional Standards (PEPS) of the College of Social Work. It is ideal if you would like to develop the next generation of social workers by teaching them on practice placements. It will enable you to progress through the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) levels and develop your leadership skills.

, 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.Sc. Social Work

Cardiff University has offered a 2-year full-time programme leading to an MA and a professional qualification in social work since September 2005. The course offers knowledge and expertise for career paths such as: Social Worker, Care Manager, Project Manager, Senior Project Manager, R&D Officer, and Service Development Officer.

Cardiff School of Social Sciences
, Master Primary and Community Care (3 Pathways)

Our Primary and Community Care (Community Children’s Nursing, District Nursing or General Practice Nursing) MSc programme is designed to be responsive to the dynamic nature of policy, demographic change and technological development within the primary and community care setting, and will advance your ability to critically analyse and lead on innovation and change in the workplace.

Health and Medical Sciences
, M.A. Health and Community Development Studies

Graduates follow a wide range of senior posts in youth work and community development work in both the statutory and voluntary sector. An MA is a recommended qualification for workers to hold senior positions in recent workforce development proposals.

Health and Life Sciences
, M.A. Community and Youth Work

This programme provides an exciting opportunity to develop professional practice that is supported by an in-depth theoretical understanding for those working in a wide range of careers with young people and communities.

School of Applied Social Sciences
, Preparation Course Care Studies

Providing a solid foundation for those with ambitions of a career in health and social care, this course covers a wide range of settings and age groups including children/young people and the elderly.

, M.A. Social Work

The Social Work MA 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-oppressive 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 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.

College of Health and Life Sciences
, M.A. Social Work

The MA in Social Work at Warwick is available for people with an undergraduate degree, and a clear desire and motivation to work with and support the most vulnerable people in society. Successful completion will lead to the professional qualification necessary to seek registration as a Social Worker, as well as a higher degree from a top-ten UK university.

Centre for Lifelong Learning
, M.Sc. Social Work

Social work has been an established course at Swansea University for many years and combines a commitment to both academic excellence and practical learning. There are strong links between the Department and social services agencies in south and west Wales, and in local authority and voluntary sectors. Successful completion of the course allows students to register as qualified social workers with the Care Council for Wales*. This qualification is also recognised by Care Councils in other UK nations.

College of Human and Health Sciences
, M.A. Social Work

Leading to a professional qualification in social work, University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN)’s MA Social Work course has been developed in close co-operation with social work agencies in the voluntary, independent and statutory sectors and in conjunction with service users and carers.

, M.Sc. Social Work

MSc Social Work at The University of Winchester is a generic professional qualification covering the main knowledge, skills and values essential for practising as a newly qualified social worker. Successful completion of this programme leads to eligibility to register as a social worker with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

, 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
, M.A. Social Work

This is a two-year programme designed for postgraduates who wish to become social work practitioners. The initial qualification for social work is generic, preparing you to work in a range of settings and with a wide range of user groups. The curriculum framework, based on the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF), ensures the development of specific skills, common to all kinds of social work intervention.

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
, M.Sc. Social Work

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

Faculty of Health and Social Science
, 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
, 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.Sc. Values-based Practice: Health and Social Care

This programme aims to develop critical understanding and key skills in values-based practice as they relate to health and social care. It also provides the opportunity for focused reflection on issues of emerging significance within your own sphere of engagement.

, M.Sc. Social Work

Underpinned by the Professional Capabilities Framework (TCSW, 2012) and Standards of Proficiency (HCPC, 2012) the course aims to equip you with the knowledge, skills and attributes necessary for social work practice at qualification level with adults and children in statutory and private/voluntary/independent sectors.

Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
, M.Sc. Research in Health and Social Care, MSc

This programme provides a stimulating programme in research methodology that prepares students for the effective application of research in a wide range of health and social care and academic settings. Students may also wish to use the degree as a springboard into substantive doctoral research.

School of Health and Social Care
, M.Sc. Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Advanced Nurse Practitioner (Adult; Child; Neonatal)

This course offers advanced level practice for nurse practitioners who provide direct care to patients, clients, service users or populations. Students gain the skills and knowledge in the areas of clinical and direct care practice; leadership and collaborative practice; improving quality and developing practice and developing self and others (Department of Health, Advanced Level Practice, November 2010). Nurses learn to work as expert autonomous practitioners within all fields of healthcare.

School of Health Sciences
, 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

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
, 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. Research Methods (Social Work)

MA Research Methods (Social Work), University of Nottingham. This course will familiarise you with the range of methods used by researchers in the social sciences, as well as understanding the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of these methods.

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. 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

This MA Social Work degree equips you with the skills, knowledge and reflective capacity you need to practise as an effective social worker.

School of Social Sciences, Media and Cultural Studies
, 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). The course gives you an opportunity to integrate biblical, theological, and empirical studies in the context of Christian spirituality. The aim is to engage faithfully and practically with existing and emerging challenges to Christian ministry and mission in the twenty-first century.

, M.A. Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies

The MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies provides a rigorous theoretical and practical understanding of the field of international refugee law and forced migration. It is unique in being the only programme of its type offered by distance learning.

University of London - International Programmes
, LL.M. Social Care Law

To offer knowledge and expertise to contribute more profound understanding and insight into your professional or independent practice through the development of intellectual competence and postgraduate skills.

Cardiff Law School
, 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. Sociology and Social Research

We are in a time of immense social change, where the need for social research has never been greater. 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. It offers students a sound training in research methods and equips them with the cutting-edge in theoretical and methodological approaches.

Languages & Social Sciences
, 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. 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.Sc. Applied Social Psychology

This MSc offers advanced study in applied psychology, taught by one of the UK’s leading research groups in this area. It provides you with a thorough grounding in theoretical perspectives, along with the appropriate research techniques.

, 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.Sc. Health and Social Care Leadership

This course is for health and social care managers and leaders at any level and with any amount of experience. It supports your ongoing professional development towards improved effectiveness, and greater management and leadership responsibility.

, M.Sc. Citizenship and Human Rights

The first work-based Masters in Citizenship and Human Rights. Created in partnership with the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), part funded by the Highlands and Islands European Social Fund, and welcomed by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), our course is designed for professionals and volunteers in the Third Sector and Public Sector interested in, or working to promote the principles of human rights - including anti-discrimination, participative democracy, accountability and social responsibility.

Glasgow School for Business and Society
, 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