Masters Programs in Social Work

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Social Work

Social workers are responsible for a wide range of essential responsibilities within their communities, managing the mental and emotional health of the people. Graduates from a Masters of Social Work program are qualified to practice counseling, run client systems, provide leadership in a community, work within the welfare system or disseminate knowledge about mental and emotional health, among other things. Most Master in Social Work students choose to specialize in a certain area of Social Work, such as Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Child Welfare, Adoption, Poverty, Social Change, Human Rights, Community Development, Sexual Abuse or International Development. Some of these areas may have clinical and non-clinical applications.

A full time Master in Social Work degree takes approximately two years to complete, though some of the featured institutions listed below offer one year accelerated or part time study modes. Schools in Macau, Australia, the UK, Israel, Austria, Lithuania, Singapore, the USA and Germany offer highly accredited programs, focusing on specific areas of the Social Work discipline.

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Master Social Work as a Human Rights Profession

Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Germany Berlin

The Alice Salomon Hochschule - University of Applied Sciences - in Berlin, Germany, offers the post graduate program Master of Arts in Social Work as a Human Rights Profession (MA-SWHR). The program is [+]

MA - Social Work as a Human Rights Profession

The Alice Salomon Hochschule - University of Applied Sciences - in Berlin, Germany, offers the post graduate program Master of Arts in Social Work as a Human Rights Profession (MA-SWHR). The program is realized in cooperation with:

Centrum for Post gradual Studies of Social Work, Berlin Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts Malmö University, Department of Social Work University of Gothenburg, Department of Social Work University of Ljubljana, Department for Social Justice and Inclusion University of Strathclyde, School of Applied Social Sciences

Why a program in “Social Work as a Human Rights Profession”?... [-]


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. [+]

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 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 Science in Sociology and Social Research

University of Cologne Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Cologne

The Master in Sociology and Empirical Social Research focuses on advanced methods of data collection and analysis, conveying a key qualification that is increasingly in demand. It is based on the practical, research-oriented handling of current topics such as aging, the labour market, education, family, health, integration, crime and the economy. [+]

SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL RESEARCH The Master in Sociology and Empirical Social Research focuses on advanced methods of data collection and analysis, conveying a key qualification that is increasingly in demand. It is based on the practical, research-oriented handling of current topics such as aging, the labour market, education, family, health, integration, crime and the economy. The Sociology and Social Research master programme is set out as a full-time 4-semester programme. It is a consecutive master degree, based on a bachelor’s degree within the field of sociology. The core and advanced sections of the master programme cover methodological foundations of sociology and social research. The specialisation section consists of a research seminar as well as advanced modules in sociology and social research. The supplementary section serves to develop a more specific profile—either by deepening and specialising or by diversifying your knowledge. Further modules in business administration as well as in social sciences and economics are available to students. In a nutshell Standard period of study: 4 semesters, full-time Start: Fall term Degree title: Master of Science (M.Sc.) Language: English Fees: Only Social fee Only the best for your career The M.Sc. Sociology and Social Research at the WiSo-faculty of the University of Cologne deepens the knowledge gained in your bachelor studies and makes you an expert in your respective area. For many managing positions of different industries and for certain professions in research and teaching, a master is indispensable. Possible areas of employment for sociologists can be found within market and opinion research, national and international statistic agencies, in national and international associations that are concerned with social and economic policy, research institutions, the departments of media research within mass media corporations and personnel administration of corporations. Additionally, other areas of employment present in positions of local government e.g. in departments responsible for school-, family-, city- or environmental policy as well as provincial and federal agencies. Graduates possess skills that qualify for the upper grade of civil service and leading positions in social and market research as well as social planning. Not international enough? If this is the case, there is the possibility to apply for a semester abroad at one of our numerous partner universities. Admission Requirements and Selection Procedure The admission requirements must be fulfilled until the application deadline: Bachelor's degree Application in the case of unfinished Bachelor studies: In cases where present Bachelor studies have not been fully completed, application is permitted if the candidate has earned at least 80% of the required credits and will have achieved the remaining results by 30 September at the latest. The specific admission criteria governing the designated course of study (including the overall grade) must already have been fulfilled on the basis of the exam results available at the time of application. Overall grade of at least 2.7 (German grade) in the Bachelor’s degree Fulfilment of the following subject-related requirements At least 30 ECTS credits in Sociology at least 18 ECTS credits in quantitative methods in Social Sciences or Empirical Social Research, within these credits at least 9 ECTS in Statistics have to be included Language requirements English language skills [-]

Master In Management Of Social Assistance Policy In The Context Of The Single Social Assistance System - Its

Grupo Tiradentes
Campus Full time 372 hours March 2017 Brazil Aracaju

This course sensu post-graduation, "Management of Social Assistance Policy in YOUR Context", stands out precisely in the context of the implementation challenges of a new paradigm of the management of social assistance, as well, its programs, projects, services and benefits, and is proposed in order to contribute with managers and technicians by developing knowledge and the development of specific technical skills in concern to public policy screen. [+]

Masters in Social Work. Differentials Course This course sensu post-graduation, "Management of Social Assistance Policy in YOUR Context", stands out precisely in the context of the implementation challenges of a new paradigm of the management of social assistance, as well, its programs, projects, services and benefits, and is proposed in order to contribute with managers and technicians by developing knowledge and the development of specific technical skills in concern to public policy screen. Goals General: train managers and technical experts for the implementation of the Unified Social Assistance System (ITS), both within the state and within the municipalities, according to the new guidelines contained in the National Policy for Social Assistance - PNAS, and the Basic Operational Norms NOB / ITS and NOB-RH / ITS. specific: • train professionals for planning, management implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs, projects, services and benefits within the scope of the Welfare Policy and ITS; • allow deepening knowledge level of Public Policy for Social Assistance in view of the improvement of technical skills. TARGET AUDIENCE top-level professionals who work or wish to work under the Social Assistance Policy. METHODOLOGY The course will be developed through various teaching strategies such as: dialogued lectures, workshops, texts discussions, seminars, teamwork, directed studies, documentary exhibition, in order to allow active student participation in the construction of your knowledge. The methodologies worked favor the development of a didactic-pedagogic practice that encourages the participation of all (the) students (as) in discussion and debate, critical reflection around content taught and understanding of such content. [-]

Master in Special Needs Education – Drama Therapy

Palacky University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Olomouc

The study is designed as a follow-up Master’s degree, which immediately follows (and is closely linked with) the Bachelor’s degree aimed at special needs education – drama therapy and builds on the knowledge gained in the previous study to teach skills necessary for independent [+]

Description of programme The study is designed as a follow-up Master’s degree, which immediately follows (and is closely linked with) the Bachelor’s degree aimed at special needs education – drama therapy and builds on the knowledge gained in the previous study to teach skills necessary for independent educational, diagnostic, therapeutic and counselling work with persons with health disability (or other types of social disadvantage). The study of special needs education – drama therapy is based on the transformations of the social reality in recent years in the area of special needs education practices and social work (especially the “Education Act” 561/2004 and Act on Social Services 108/2006 – both Acts put more emphasis on the care for persons with severe and profound health disability, which requires therapeutic-formative and social-therapeutic training of professionals – special needs educators). The aim of the study is to prepare graduates for qualified work in the sectors of education, social care, health care and justice including non-governmental organizations active in the mentioned sectors. The study organically links the knowledge of special needs education and drama therapy (in the context of other expressive therapeutic disciplines), and on the basis of a broad interdisciplinary approach leads students to independent work in solving complex theoretical and especially practical issues with their clients. Graduate profile and job opportunities The graduates will be qualified for the function on educators, expressively oriented therapists – drama therapists, experts in school counselling centres (school special needs educators), educational facilities for institutional and protective education and preventive educational care – educational care centres, children’s homes, educational institutions, substitute family institutions, children’s houses, etc. The graduates will be able to provide qualified assistance in the area of special needs education care and expressive therapy, with a special focus on drama therapy in daily care sanatoria, facilities providing social care and prevention, gerontology facilities, facilities of penitentiary and postpenitentiary (continuous) care, therapeutic communities (groups) organized by the non-profit and health care sectors. The graduates will be able to work as lecturers or researchers in the area of schools of the second and third cycle and in scientific institutions, or to perform functions in field service facilities in organizing and planning social work in the context of state administration and self-government, as educators in the sector of the Ministry of Justice, as organizers, managers and coordinators of activities and services provided by non-governmental organizations that assists persons with health disability or social disadvantage. Preconditions for admission Completion of the Bachelor’s degree in the study programme B7506 Special Needs Education – Drama Therapy. Language competence: The standard English language requirement is at a level B2 in accordance to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR). Minimum language requirements in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Internet based Test (IbT): 61, Computer based Test (CbT): 173, Paper based Test (PbT): 500 or an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall band score of at least 6.0. The applicant must prove his/her fitness for study in a motivation letter (in English) and a profile essay 15 000 – 20 000 symbols long, focused on the area of the study programme. The applicants are required to send: application (online application form); proof of recognition of their previous education (i.e. foreign certificate as equivalent to a certificate of education issued in the Czech Republic); motivation letter; profile essay; CV; certificate of language competence to the address dagmar.zdrahalova@upol.cz by 31 May 2016. Admission exams Test of special needs education and drama therapy covering the Bachelor’s degree of Special Needs Education – Drama Therapy. Interpretation of a prepared drama therapy project aimed at a client with a specific mental disorder and dramatic improvisation on a given topic. [-]

Master's Degree in Planning and Management of Policies and Social Services in the Mediterranean Area

University For Foreigners Dante Alighieri
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Reggio Calabria

Graduate of the degree programs of this specialization can operate in independent professional activity, in the preventive-promotional managerial, educational, training and research areas, as well as co-operate in the processes of social inclusion and cohesion, recognition of social rights... [+]

Masters in Social Work. Within the Faculty of "Scienze della società e della formazione d'area mediterranea", the Degree in "Programmazione e gestione delle politiche e dei servizi sociali d'area mediterranea", has been created. Specific educational objectives of the Degree course Graduates of the post-graduate degree courses must: Have a thorough knowledge of the theories of social service and an ability to use and test the advanced methodologies and innovative social service; Have a thorough knowledge of sociology, social work, anthropological, economic, statistical, ethical, philosophical, legal, political, pedagogical, psychological and historical resources; Have a good knowledge of related disciplines in the social service regarding specific fields of application; Have a thorough methodological skills of social research on the detection and treatment of data and understanding of the functioning of complex societies, even in specific application areas; Have skills to decode the complex needs of individuals, families, groups and territory for the formulation of social diagnosis, for psycho-social counseling, for mediation interventions in the family, juvenile, social and criminal areas, for the management and the organization of resources in both the public and private sectors; Have skills to project integrated systems of welfare and activate and manage local, national and international programs in the field of information, awareness, accountability, consultation and social protection of groups and communities to protect their social rights; Have ability in planning, organization and management in the field of managerial policies, social services and social and health services, public and private social analysis and evaluation of quality of services and the services performed; Have appropriate skills for communication and information management; Have qualifying experience in relation to specific areas of intervention and training objectives linked to the curriculum; Be able to use at least one European language besides Italian, with vocabulary for Special Purposes. Career opportunities for graduates Such graduates with this Degree will be able to curry out the functions of organization, management and consulting to individuals, organizations and institutions, and these functions may relate to relational dynamics, the management of human resources, the organization of resources and structures and the management of economic agencies, services and organizations, as well as the project of social policies. Graduate of the degree programs of this specialization can operate in independent professional activity, in the preventive-promotional managerial, educational, training and research areas, as well as co-operate in the processes of social inclusion and cohesion, recognition of social rights. Requirements for access Admission certification is that required by the law. Graduates in the following undergraduate curricula can access the Degree in "Programmazione e gestione delle politiche e dei servizi sociali d'area mediterranea”: Servizio sociale (L-39) Sociologia (L-40) Scienze e tecniche psicologiche (L-24) Scienze dell'educazione e della formazione (L-19) Scienze dei servizi giuridici (L-14) Scienze economiche (L-33) Scienze dell'economia e della gestione aziendale (L-18) Scienze della amministrazione e della organizzazione (L-16) Scienze sociali per la cooperazione, lo sviluppo e la pace (L-37) Mediazione linguistica (L-12). Also those who are in possession of a degree obtained under the old system in one of the classes corresponding to those above, may be eligible for the Degree. Graduates from degree programs of other classes subject to prior approval of the Faculty Council can also access the course. Students of the degree course will be registered without any debts, although objective evidence of understanding of technical texts (also in English) will be required and verified; through individual interviews the possession of logical structures and cultural and cognitive prerequisites in order to fill the gaps that might be an obstacle for effective participation in the course will be curried out. The academic regulations of the degree course will determine the procedures for verification of the curricular requirements and the level of personal preparation (for example: tests, interviews, etc..). [-]

Master of Social Work

Free International University of Moldova
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Moldova Chisinau

The MSW / "Social Expert" Program at ULIM shapes professionals in the social work profession who can address complex social problems and respond globally to individual needs. [+]

Master of Social Work (MSW) – Social Expert Program Mission: Training social workers in the Republic of Moldova using a global perspective. Purpose: The MSW / "Social Expert" Program at ULIM shapes professionals in the social work profession who can address complex social problems and respond globally to individual needs. Goals: Training entry-level and experienced social work professionals to practice according to the international standards within multi-cultural global environment on micro, mezzo, and macro levels. Emphasizing global agenda, research, collaborative and experiential learning as aspects of the curriculum. Background: The Master of Social Work Program at ULIM was conceptualized by a consortium of four universities from Moldova and six from the United States. The curriculum was designed specifically for social workers who address needs and problems within the post-Soviet world but with a generalist global applicability. The program has been designed considering the latest pedagogical knowledge and technology combined with experience of an international team of faculty. Launched in 2013, the new program spans two years (four semesters) of basic and advanced graduate-level courses from two concentrations: 1) Social Economic Development, and 2) Disaster, Violence, and Trauma. Students earn the title of “Social Work Expert”, a social worker of the highest ranking who is able to thrive within positions of high responsibility in Moldova and beyond. As an integral part of that training, students conduct internships within established social, governmental, and non-governmental agencies that work within some of the most challenging social environments in the world, addressing poverty, substance abuse, trafficking, pre- and post-Communist values, and much more. Other aspects of the program include an innovative scheduling system that breaks classes into bi-weekly modules; international faculty exchange; co-teaching dyads of Moldovan and American faculty members; Romanian and sometimes English as a language of pedagogy; publications and conference presentations by students and faculty as a pedagogical outcome; and training in grant writing. [-]

Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Paris

Over the past decades, human rights have known a singular development that upsets the traditional Westphalian order of the world. [+]

Masters in Social Work. Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action General objectives Over the past decades, human rights have known a singular development that upsets the traditional Westphalian order of the world. Human rights are often perceived as the panacea of the many ills that convulse today's global society: failing aid to development, impunity, corruption, social injustice, indignity, insecurity… Omnipresent, they are no longer the exclusive matter of international advocacy NGOs: governments, intergovernmental organizations, corporations, development agencies, local organizations working in the fields of health, education, environmental protection, labour… are and will be confronted with the exacting demands of human rights discourse. This cannot be truer than in the field of humanitarian action which has also known (unsurprisingly) a formidable expansion in parallel. This intertwining of human rights and humanitarian action would seem natural but is not in fact historically based, and is both intellectually and pragmatically challenging. Main orientations and specific feature The Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action programme provides students with a unique blend of core social science approaches (philosophy, history, sociology, anthropology) to humanitarianism and human rights intended to deconstruct the intuitive familiarity between the two fields and renew the debate concerning the universalism and political neutrality of human rights and humanitarian action through empirical study. It also offers indispensable courses in international law and global/regional institutional frameworks and advocacy skills. The teaching and learning objective is to give students the tools for strong analytical contextualisation that gives both depth and breadth to the issues and stakes in human rights and humanitarian action and that enable students to make the 'right decision at the right moment' when undertaking action on the ground. Going beyond the offerings of a typical LLM human rights programme or the more professionally oriented 'humanitarian' programmes. Another unique element of the programme is an emphasis on the "French" approach to humanitarian action and human rights while incorporating the pragmatic, judicial American approach to the field. Depending on their career goals, students will specialise during their second year in either the field of human rights or humanitarian action. Career opportunities Master of Human Rights and Humanitarian Action graduates may consider a variety of careers: NGOs, the diplomatic corps/national administrations, international organisations, journalism, and with a prior qualifying course of study, law (practising lawyer, international and regional courts of justice). [-]

Social Work

SRH University Heidelberg
Campus Full time 20 months October 2017 Germany Heidelberg

The consecutive application-oriented master's degree program in Social Work at the SRH University lasts two years. He ends with the academic degree Master of Arts MA (Social Work) and [+]

Master studies - Social Work

The consecutive application-oriented master's degree program in Social Work at the SRH University lasts two years. He ends with the academic degree Master of Arts MA (Social Work) and the right to promotion. Baseline 1. October of each year, the next course starts on. 1 October 2012 Design.

The development of social work in health care is today a central social significance. Healthy public tasks are increasingly becoming the focus of social work. Postmodernism society is characterized by unequal distribution of education, health and participation. The resulting social needs and problems lead to more need for psychosocial counseling and support. Psychosocial counseling and health promotion are cross-sectional tasks of professional social work.... [-]


MA/MSc Professional Practice

University of Kent, Centre for Professional Practice
Online & Campus Combined Part time 1 - 3 years October 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

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 [+]

Masters in Social Work. 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. The programme offers you the opportunity to attain academic recognition for the skills, knowledge and experience that you have developed in the workplace whilst focusing on a specific area of practice relevant to your work and enhance career progression. You will explore your profession further and consider the challenges associated with your professional practice, with modules that have been designed to help you review and analyse the current debates relevant to the professional context in which you are working. The Centre for Professional Practice (CPP) The Centre for Professional Practice is a trans-disciplinary academic department focused on flexible work-related learning within Higher Education. The Centre is founded on the belief that employers can benefit from the University of Kent’s academic and research excellence, quality teaching, design and development activities to create positive change and to forge new knowledge within their organisation. We work with a wide range of external partners and employers to create distinct and original work-based and work-related developmental and educational solutions, which respond to the unique workforce challenges experienced by employees and organisations across the region and beyond. The Centre’s programmes are designed to enhance career progression and foster intellectual and professional development and practice. For more information please contact the Centre for Professional Practice, University of Kent, T: 01634 88 8929 , E: cppmedway@kent.ac.uk, Web: www.kent.ac.uk/cpp [-]

Master of Social Work

Klaipeda University
Campus Full time Part time 4 semesters September 2017 Lithuania Klaipeda + 1 more

A holder of the Master’s degree in Social Work qualification has acquired knowledge and skills, that allow her/him to perceive social phenomena in the context of their cultural values and society’s dynamics. The graduate has a strengthened (consolidated) methodology of quantitative and qualitative research. Can extend those skills to create and manage social programmes and projects dedicated to the... [+]

Master of Social Work A holder of the Master’s degree in Social Work qualification has acquired knowledge and skills, that allow her/him to perceive social phenomena in the context of their cultural values and society’s dynamics. The graduate has a strengthened (consolidated) methodology of quantitative and qualitative research. Can extend those skills to create and manage social programmes and projects dedicated to the optimization of social integration of social risk groups, such as disabled people. Moreover, the holder of the Master’s degree has strengthened social and personal competence, significant for the professional and scientific activities (such as creativity, initiative, social responsibility, and meta-learning). Key learning outcomes 1. Knowledge and understanding 2. Intellectual abilities 3. Practical abilities and skills 4. General transferable abilities and skills Occupational profiles of graduates with examples Level 7 qualifications grant a possibility to realize oneself in the professional field of Social Work; to take administrative jobs related to the strategies of social services development and project writing, and to work in different social institutions rendering social services (to family, groups, communities) by providing the process with professional innovations and team work strategies. Access to further studies Access to the third cycle studies 1 semester Integrated Special Course (S000M239) Scientific Research Work 1 (S000M054) Networks of Social Institutions in the Community (S000M002) Interdisciplinary Studies of Sociopsychological Problems (S000M009) Social Work Research Methodology (S000M126) 2 semester Scientific Research Work 2 (S000M079) Social Policy (S000M284) Technologies of Socio-Cultural Work in a Community (S000M281) Lithuanian Society and Politics (S170M010) 3 semester Planning and Administration of Social Programmes (S000M114) Supervision in Social Work (S000M024) Scientific Research Work 3 (S000M168) Modern Social Theories (S000M075) 4 semester Scientific Theses of Master Degree (S000M062) Models of Dealing with Ethical Problems in a Community (S000M053) Qualitative Social Research Methodology (S000M147) Human and Social Enviroment (S000M103) Case Management (S000M059) Human Rights and Social Justice (S000M279) Qualitative Social Research Methodology (S000M147) Human and Social Enviroment (S000M103) Models of Dealing with Ethical Problems in a Community (S000M053) Case Management (S000M059) Human Rights and Social Justice (S000M279) Examination regulations, assessment and grading The University applies cumulative grading in order to ensure objective evaluation, active students’ participation during the semester and their ability to apply theoretical knowledge in practice. Cumulative grading final evaluation consists of interim course assignments (test, individual work, paper, laboratory work defence, and etc.) and final exam grades. If the student fails the interim course assignments and does not make to transition grade−minimal grade of determined interim course assessments−he is not allowed to take the final exam. Each study programme is completed by defending final thesis (project) and (or) taking final exams. [-]

Master of Social Work

Vytautas Magnus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

Master degree in Social Work provides possibilities: continue studies in doctoral programs (PhD) in sociology, social work, science of education and in other social [+]

Masters in Social Work. Competencies Acquired Graduates will be able to: - develop social work research and produce social work knowledge; - analyse the mission and objectives of contemporary social work in the local and global context promoting human rights and social justice; - reflect the integrity of theory, practice and ethics in social work process; - analyse the interrelations between social policy, social structures and resources and design social projects; - critically analyse interactions between social worker and client and perform interventions in complex situations; - apply social work intervention methods emphasising participation of clients in the change process; - understand the principles, methods and restrictions of social worker activity in organisation and community; - reflect the learning and professional experience, professional relations in organisations and continue learning independently, developing social work profession. Career Opportunities Master degree in Social Work provides possibilities: - continue studies in doctoral programs (PhD) in sociology, social work, science of education and in other social sciences programs; - to work as a managers and as a superior social workers in social security, education, healthcare, law institutions: social support departments in municipalities, social services centres, residential care institutions, day-care and community centres, nongovernmental organizations, hospitals, prisons, schools, universities, colleges, social research organizations. Program graduates are able to plan, organize and manage social services; design and implement national and international social work programs and projects; carry out social research; implement preventive programs; teach in social work programs; develop social workers` competences; plan, implement and evaluate intervention process working with individuals, groups, families and communities. [-]

Master's Degree in Diakonia and Christian Social Practice

VID Specialized University
Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Norway Oslo

The study provides theological and hermeneutical knowledge, ethical competence, management and leadership skills, research skills, intercultural and interreligious skills, and interdisciplinary working proficiency. [+]

The study provides theological and hermeneutical knowledge, ethical competence, management and leadership skills, research skills, intercultural and interreligious skills, and interdisciplinary working proficiency. The intent of the programme is to produce graduates who qualify for both practical and leadership positions within diaconal activities and institutions as well as value based social service agencies, whether they are Christian or public welfare based. After completing the programme you will have : Obtained the knowledge of the theory and practice of diakonia, as well as the professional competence required to function within congregations, institutions and organizations. This knowledge includes a basic understanding of Christian theology. Acquired an integrated and professional understanding of diaconal approaches and methods that express international and ecumenical awareness, interdisciplinary perspectives, perspectives of participation and gender awareness in relation to diaconal practice. Gained competency in facing the major contemporary challenges within diaconal action related to the struggle for justice, stewardship of Creation, building inclusive fellowships, and expressing love for one’s neighbour. Developed his/her competence in applying acquired knowledgerelated to understanding, methods and problem solving – in new and unfamiliar environments. Entry Requirements You must hold a bachelor’s degree (minimum three year full time study, 180 ECTS) in social work, nursing, education in social sciences, theology, social service administration (or equivalent) as well as sufficient proficiency in English. Eligibility The programme has two main target groups: All students with own funding who want to attend the complete programme. Students from other master’s programmes who want to attend parts of the programme as exchange students. Only applicants who finish their degree before the admission deadline is eligible to apply. Entry requirements Academic entry requirements: You must hold a bachelor’s degree (minimum three year full time study, 180 ECTS) in social work, nursing, education in social sciences, theology, social service administration (or equivalent) as well as sufficient proficiency in English (see below). Your bachelor’s degree must be achieved at a nationally accredited institution of higher education. Consult with your national authorities concerning this. Additional requirements: You will also need a written recommendation from a representative of a local church or organization, focusing on your abilities, and the need for this master’s competence within the church or organization. Advanced knowledge about Christianity and the Old and the New Testament is needed. English proficiency Applicants whose native language is not English, must document their English language proficiency. This should be documented by TOEFL or IELTS test results. Please note that TOEFL/IELTS tests are only considered valid for 2 years after the test date. In some circumstances we will accept test results from other methods of examination. Applicants from English-speaking Africa, or applicants with a degree taught in English from India, Pakistan or the Middle East are not automatically exempt from submitting an English language test. TOEFL CODE VID Specialized University: B464 [-]

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. 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. [-]