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In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

A Master's degree in Social Work is concerned with the improvement of the quality of life of a certain individual or communities. Students will combine research, crisis intervention, community organization and strategy to be able to attain results.

Students who complete a part of their degree in Asia are growing in numbers. Currently, the second and the third biggest economies are in Asia. Without limitation, students have described their time in Asia as the best experience of their lives. Today, three of the four most populated countries of the world are in Asia: China, India, and Indonesia.

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Master of Social Work

United Arab Emirates University
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Arab Emirates AL Ain

Master of Social Work (MSW) programs prepare graduates for advanced professional practice in an area of concentration. [+]

Masters in Social Work in Asia 2017. Master of Social Work MSW Vision: Social Workers are leaders dedicated to strengthening families, organizations, communities and society through the social development of human potential. Master of Social Work (MSW) programs prepare graduates for advanced professional practice in an area of concentration. The MSW program will prepare UAEU graduates to enter the job force as specialized practitioners, accepting leadership roles within the areas of health/mental health, criminal justice, applied research, policy analysis, community education, schools and in the planning and provision of social services in other areas. The Master of Social Work consists of 30 credit hours of specialized course-work and practicum for students with a Bachelor degree in Social Work (BSW). The MSW program also welcomes students with a bachelor degree in disciplines other than social work. However, for these students, the program of study will consist of foundation courses (30 credit hours) in year 1 and specialization courses (30 credit hours) in year 2 for a total of 60 credits hours. Program Objectives 1. Practice in accordance with social work values and ethics that acknowledge the history and laws of UAE society. 2. Practice in a culturally competent manner that promotes quality of life and well-being, human rights and social and economic justice, with diverse Arab, Muslim and expatriate populations of the UAE and GCC. 3. Use, produce and apply research knowledge to enhance their skills for practice with the diverse Arab/Muslim families, children, individuals, groups, organizations, communities, and societies of the UAE and GCC. Program Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to: 1. Use communication/facilitation skills ethically in building empowering relationships with the diverse populations in the UAE, the Arab Gulf and internationally. 2. Employ skills for influencing policy formulation and change in communities that advance social and economic justice. 3. Apply knowledge and leadership skills in managing projects, and working with community groups and/or organizations to address populations at risk and engage in community resource development. 4. Demonstrate skills in quantitative/qualitative research design, data analysis, program evaluation, practice evaluation, community needs assessments, and knowledge dissemination. 5. Apply the knowledge, values, ethical principles, and skills of a generalist social work perspective to practice with diverse social systems in the UAE, the Arab Gulf and internationally. 6. Analyze social policies at a local, regional, national, and international level. 7. Evaluate existing research studies and one’s own practice interventions. 8. Function within the structure of organizations and service delivery systems and seek necessary organizational change. Degree Requirements Required Credit Hours : minimum 30 hours 3 semester Advance Standing for those with BSW Maximum 60 hours 6 semester Bridge Program for those without BSW Admission requirements or amendment of program admission requirements. Fall Admission Only Weekend classes; evening classes depending on student needs Admission Criteria: Applicants to the Master of Social Work Degree Program must meet the current UAEU graduate admission requirements (GPA; IELTS & TOELF scores, including Tuition and program costs) and the MSW program requirements. 1. A GPA of 3.0 in their undergraduate study; 2. At least two samples of written academic work; 3. An IELTS score of 60 or a TOEFL score of 500; 4. References from at least two people with whom the applicant has worked or studied; 5. A successful interview with MSW Admissions Committee 6. In addition to meeting the above requirements, applicants for advanced standing must have a Bachelor in Social Work or a BSW degree from a university that is accredited and approved in the UAE. Program Requirements: Two Tracts for MSW program 1. 30 credit hours for those with BSW degree. A 3 semester Advanced Standing Program of study and 2. 60 credit hours for those without a BSW degree. The MSW 6 semester Bridge Program of study There is no thesis requirement for the MSW Degree. MSW Bridge Program Required Courses: For Students without the BSW degree: First Semester Required Courses SW 500 Social Welfare Policy and Services: A Worldview 3 SW 510 Human Behavior and Social Environments I 3 SW 542 Social Work Practice with Communities and Organizations 3 SW 520 Research Methods for Social Work Practice 3 Second Semester Required Courses SW 541 Social Work Practice with Groups 3 SW 540 Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families 3 SW 511 Human Behavior and Social Environments II 3 SW 534 Integrative Seminar (1 hour) 1 Third Semester Field Practicum SW 590 Field Practicum (400 hours) 8 Total Credits 30 Applicants with a BSW or social work degree approved by the Ministry of Education and UAEU are eligible to take the MSW Advanced Standing 3 semester program. MSW Advanced Standing 3 Semester Program: (For Students with a Social Work Degree BSW) First Semester Required Courses SW 640 Models and Methods of Social Work Practice 3 SW645 Intermediate Social Work Research 3 SW642 Leadership & Supervision 3 One course from selected Concentration list 3 Second Semester Required Course One course from selected Concentration list SW699 Directed Readings 3 Third Semester Field Practicum SW695 Field practicum II (500 hours) 9 Total Credits 30 Specialization Tracks: Students design their specialization in collaboration with their Advisor. MSW Health/Mental Health Specialization SW690 Social Work & Traditional Help Seeking Behavior 3 SW691 Social Work in Behavioral Health Settings 3 SW671 Social Work Practice with At Risk Populations 3 SW699 Directed Readings 3 MSW Criminal Justice/Substance Abuse Concentration SW 680 Social Work in Criminal Justice Settings 3 SW 681 Social Work & Addictions 3 SW 682 Techniques in Rehabilitation Counseling 3 SW699 Directed Readings 3 Program Tuition Fees are listed below. For payment information contact UAEU Tuition Unit cost 1,600.00 per credit hour One Year Advanced Standing MSW Program (30 credits) 48,000.00 AED Two Year Bridging MSW Program (60 credits) 96,000.00 AED Program Fees Application Fees (non-refundable) 500.00 Textbooks, supplies, Field Manual (one-off) 2,000.00 Field Practicum Fees (one-off) 1,000.00 One Year Advanced Standing Total Program Cost 51,500.00 AED Two Year Bridge MSW Program Total Program Cost 99,500.00 AED Admission: Fall Semester Only Those interested in applying for the MSW program are instructed to complete the online application at WWW.uaeu.ac.ae. For further information about the MSW Program: Contact Persons: Dr. Shamma Al Falasi, Chair Social Work Department [-]

Master of Social Work in Human Resource Development and Management (MSW)

Christ University Bangalore
Campus Full time 2 years July 2017 India Bangalore

This programme prepares the students to build careers in the HR departments of industries, hospitals, NGOs and other organizations. This two-year course blends the core areas of the field with the emerging trends in the Management of human resources. The curriculum carries some of the foundational and methods papers related to human behaviour, helping... [+]

Master of Social Work in Human Resource Development and Management (MSW) MSW- Human Resource Development and Management (MSWHRDM) is a new programme that is offered by the Dept. of Social Work. This programme prepares the students to build careers in the HR departments of industries, hospitals, NGOs and other organizations. This two-year course blends the core areas of the field with the emerging trends in the Management of human resources. The curriculum carries some of the foundational and methods papers related to human behaviour, helping processes, development, health and human resource. Curriculum engages students on core areas of human resources management related to acquisition, management and development of human resources including areas such as employee empowerment and engagement, employee support and assistantship programmes, corporate social responsibility, work life balance and management, personal and laws related to family and children. An optimal mix of theory and practice orientations is provided in this course. The onus of the curriculum besides knowledge sharing and knowledge creation is on creativity, critical thinking and skills development. An equal weightage is given both to classroom work as well as field based learning. Objectives To develop knowledge and professionalism in the areas of human resource development and management. To develop knowledge and skills in ensuring employees engagement. To develop knowledge and skills in areas of training and development. To develop knowledge and skills on ensuring employee wellbeing. To enhance insights on work conditions, legislative aspects as well as different processes of human resource development in organizations. Highlights Across the four semester students will participate in skill development workshops. Apart from practice skills the students will become familiar with technical skills in areas such as Excel, SAP as well as other analytical software. The mini survey and major research dissertation will be contexted in the industry and will be carried out according to the needs of industry and with the validation of experts in the field. Research problem and the methodology adapted will integrate the theoretical and intervention knowledge of the students. This facilitates the student to develop analytical as well as problem solving skills. Internship Students will have a total of six months of internships altogether in four semesters in the industry and other organizations where HR is being practiced. Student will be facilitated to observe and study the HR practices in depth in different industries / agencies. Planned internship sessions are spread across different months ((I-September, II-January-February, III- April, IV January- February) Assessment and Evaluations All theory papers have end semester written examinations and practical papers (Social Work Practical, Action Project, and Research Project II) will have end semester viva voce examinations/demonstrations. Electives, Skill Lab and Research Project I will have internal evaluations only. [-]

Master of Social Work Clinical and Community Practice (MSW)

Christ University Bangalore
Campus Full time 4 semesters July 2017 India Bangalore

MSW in Clinical and Community Practice is a Post graduate programme aimed at grooming students into high quality professionals who can take up leadership positions in the development, health and welfare sectors. This programme provides the students with the opportunity to understand concepts and issues and to develop professional skills required for the two specializations- Community Development and Clinical Social Work... [+]

Masters in Social Work in Asia 2017. Master of Social Work Clinical and Community Practice (MSW) MSW in Clinical and Community Practice is a Post graduate programme aimed at grooming students into high quality professionals who can take up leadership positions in the development, health and welfare sectors. This programme provides the students with the opportunity to understand concepts and issues and to develop professional skills required for the two specializations- Community Development and Clinical Social Work. This course provides numerous opportunities- inside as well as outside the University to the Students for their holistic development. This programme offers students the opportunity to find placements in different sectors such as development, health, research social service and welfare sectors as well as administrative or research positions in governmental as well as Non-Governmental organizations at national and international levels. Entrepreneurial qualities of students in social, health, research and development sector will be developed and encouraged to make their work innovative and self-directed. Objectives To provide education and training on clinical and community practices. To enhance employability of students in the social development, health research and welfare sector To provide professional development oriented programmes based on research, community services and ethical practices. To provide a platform that enhances the creative, entrepreneurial and critical mind of the social work professionals. To nurture values of social responsibility, professionalism in delivery of services and capacities in integrating knowledge, skills and attitudes. Highlights This course is designed to help students develop their skills, attitudes and values needed to understand the dynamics of society and work towards the goals of justice, equality and empowerment. This curriculum is a perfect blend of theory, research and practice-class room learning, action labs, projects, seminars, conferences, service learning and field based training- which provides exposure and helps students to manifest their passion for social responsibility. Students are trained to grow and develop into mature professionals, capable of taking decisions independently, having the ability to think critically and having the competence required to build purposeful relationships to empower individuals, groups and communities. Programme Internship Students will have six months of internships in organizations where clinical and community work are practiced. Students will get field exposure to both clinical and community practice. Planned internship sessions are spread across different months in organizations in India or abroad. Assessment and Evaluations All theory papers have end semester written examinations and practical papers (Social Work Practical, Action Project, and Research Project II) will have end semester viva voce examinations/demonstrations. Electives, Skill Lab and Research Project I will have internal evaluations only. [-]

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Parul University
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years July 2017 India Vadodara + 1 more

Indeed, social work is the one helping profession whose revered code of ethics is clear about its moral mission to empower clients and addresses both society and industries. The primary mission of the social work profession is to enhance human well-being and help to meet the basic human needs of all the people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty. [+]

Indeed, social work is the one helping profession whose revered code of ethics is clear about its moral mission to empower clients and addresses both society and industries. The primary mission of the social work profession is to enhance human well-being and help to meet the basic human needs of all the people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty. A historic and defining feature of social work is the profession’s focus on individual well-being in a social context and the well-being of society. Faculty of Social work at Parul University aims at transforming individuals by providing them a platform for gaining social work education and knowledge through interacting and closely associating with the society at large, assisting in the empowerment and up-gradation of society and understanding the role of Organizations for creating a better society. This transformation is achieved by need driven and dynamic curriculum, social interventions, research and networking and liasioning with government and non government organizations. Objectives The courses at Faculty of Social work shall prepare the students to: To gain an understanding about concept, history and philosophy of social work and to develop a knowledge base about Profession of Social Work, its practice and application. To gain an understanding of the concept and different processes of Social Work with special reference to Indian Society. To understand the various Indian social problems and their role to tackle them in a professional way. Parul University offers dynamic and relevant programs at the Bachelors & Master’s level in Social Work and Human Resource Management. It also identifies new areas for social work practice and evolves innovative strategies through practice-based research and field action projects. The course focuses on key importance of relevant subjects, Orientation visits, Concurrent Field work, Rural Camps, Study Tours, Field work Seminars, Communicable Skills, Viva Voce and Block Placements. Vision We aspire to be among the finest schools of social work and human resource management in the state offering holistic growth opportunity to our students. A vibrant center for intellectual development, producing qualified, competent and skilled Professionals- a leader in promoting diverse communities, advocate for an integrated and inclusive model of social work and human resource, all within a facility that supports the best educational practices. Mission The Faculty of Social work is committed to gain excellence in teaching, empowering, developing community through leadership and service. Our mission is to foster social responsibility regarding social and economic justice, quality of life and multicultural communities, based on equality for all people. As the institute for the creation and dissemination of knowledge, the institute provides attainment of social work education and human resource objectives in order to alleviate and prevent social problems and equality of roles in society for individuals, families and communities. Field Work Field Work is a part of the curriculum in all the semesters in Faculty of Social Work. The field work carries a total of six credits in each semester. The Field work is focused on rural villages, NGO’s, hospitals, Industries and social activities in each semester.The students are exposed to social issues and the problems faced. Also, the students are given the opportunities to conduct research projects to solve the issues which have been identified by the students. Industrial Visits Field Work is a part of the curriculum in all the semesters in Faculty of Social Work. The field work carries a total of six credits in each semester. The Field work is focused on rural villages, NGO’s, hospitals, Industries and social activities each semester. The students are exposed to social issues and the problems faced by people. Also, the students are given the opportunities to conduct research projects to solve the issues which have been identified by the students. Rural Camp The rural camp was organized by Faculty of Social Work in collaboration with Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation (GMDC), at Panandhro village, Kutchh in November 2015 for 7 days. The camp was organized for MSW and MSW (HRM) so as to provide the students an opportunity to gain practical skills and be exposed to the rural communities in different district. The students of Parul University had created Awareness drive on Health and Personal Hygiene, First- Aid , Literacy through street plays, skits and FGD-Focused Group Discussions on broad topics like Family Planning, Sex Education, reproductive health, Entrepreneurship Development and PRA-Participatory Rural Appraisal & Bio-gas plant. A Study and survey was also carried out on the Education level and socio-economic profile amongst the villagers. The students were given exposure to observe mining activities at Lignite project by GMDC and Expert Talks. The objectives of the Rural Camp was to get hands on experience on Research methodology, to understand the Rural Setting of the different districts and different cultural diversity and their social issues within the state, to understand the process of planning and organizing the Camp and experience group living, analysis and Interpretation of the data collected, Preparation of report. Course Structure Semester 1 Introduction to Social Work Profession Human Growth and Behavior Ideologies of Social Work Contemporary Social Problem Philosophy of Social Work Field Work Soft Skills Rural Camp Semester 2 Social Case Work Social Group Work Community Organization Psychopathology Social Work Research-I Field Work Soft Skills Dissertation Semester 3 Labour Welfare and HRM Medical and Psychiatric Social Work Corporate Social Responsibility Social Work Research-II Field Work Study Tour Dissertation Elective Semester 4 Community Mental Health Program Family Child and Youth Welfare Psychiatric Social Work Criminology and Correctional Social Work Field Work Block Placement Viva Elective [-]

Master in Comparative Social Research

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Moscow

Research-intensive training for ambitious students seeking careers as sociologists in academia and at research institutions [+]

This programme is designed for ambitious students who wish to build careers as sociologists in academia and at research institutions.

Students spend the first semester in Moscow and the second semester in St. Petersburg, learning how to write scientific articles based on the analysis of empirical data and how to publish in international peer-reviewed journals. During the second year, students spend one semester doing a research internship, and the final semester working under the supervision of a researcher affiliated with a HSE research lab.

One of the key advantages of this programme is its combination of fundamental theoretical training with education in methods of sociological research at an advanced levels. In courses, students learn how to apply theoretical concepts to analyze various sociological cases and problems, from societal evolution and explanation models to the conceptualization of problems of ideology, power, social policy, and gender. The programme is led by professors who are researcher-lecturers, possessing expertise in theoretical perspectives and in research and practical application.... [-]


Master of Social Work

National University of Singapore Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 36 - 48 months August 2017 Singapore + 1 more

Social Work as a subject in the University first started in 1952, when it offered the first professional social work qualification in Singapore, the two-year Diploma in Social Studies. Since then, [+]

Master of Social Sciences 

Social Work as a subject in the University first started in 1952, when it offered the first professional social work qualification in Singapore, the two-year Diploma in Social Studies. Since then, it has evolved with the changing times, circumstances and requirements of the country into its present form.

Over the past few years, social work graduates have had increasing demands made on them for skills in such areas as social work research and programme evaluation, management, staff development and social entrepreneurship. The employing organizations are computerising administrative and programmatic procedures and are offering opportunities for the upgrading of professional practice through the use of ICT (information and communication technology). Student learning in these areas has been greatly enhanced by the setting up of a small research and management skills facility within the department, wherein staff and students can work together on computer-related aspects of coursework.... [-]


Master in Community Development

University of Saint Joseph
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Macau China

The rapid and substantial economic development of Macao (and indeed China) must be accompanied by equal efforts in developing people and communities. Macao is a different city demographically, economically [+]

Masters in Social Work in Asia 2017. The rapid and substantial economic development of Macao (and indeed China) must be accompanied by equal efforts in developing people and communities. Macao is a different city demographically, economically, socially, religiously, ethnically, linguistically, with a more focused and distinct identity in the global arena. Not surprisingly, while the outward identity of Macao has greater prominence and focus, inwardly, the city shows the scars of rapid change: dilution of traditional neighbourhoods, apprehension over the arrival of numerous foreign workers, social tensions derived from evolving economic realities, political activism that pacifies individuals, but does not better situations. Therein lies the need to develop persons who learn how to develop communities. Community development focuses on the identification, allocation, and effective use of neighbourhood resources, such as people, formal and informal social groups and leadership structures, economic and financial conditions, and on the mobilisation of these resources to bring the community to a higher level of development. This programme of studies in Community Development at the Master’s level belongs to the academic area of Social Work. It will expose to and train students in the major theoretical and practical approaches to the development of communities. [-]