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

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Master in Social Work - Clinical Social Work or Administration

Universidad del Este (UNE)
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 Puerto Rico Carolina

The professional in the Social Work Program promotes social and economic equity and justice and the well-being of human and social systems. Social workers utilize theories of human behavior and social systems to intervene at the points where people interact with their environments. Human rights and social justice are fundamental tenants of social work. [+]

Vision To be recognized as the best Social Work program in Puerto Rico. Mission To prepare competent social work professionals committed to social justice, human rights and the defense of diversity in all its manifestations. Our graduates will demonstrate critical thinking skills with the capacity to communicate effectively and conduct research related to their practice; will be capable of integrating entrepreneurship, self-management and technology in their work and will self-identify as active citizens in a global world in constant change, committed to the social transformation of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. Program Description The professional in the Social Work Program promotes social and economic equity and justice and the well-being of human and social systems. Social workers utilize theories of human behavior and social systems to intervene at the points where people interact with their environments. Human rights and social justice are fundamental tenants of social work. Social workers offer a variety of services to individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities. Social workers understand both the public and the private social service systems and how it serves its clientele. Among the services performed by social workers are appropriate referrals, direct services, short term therapies, crisis interventions, information gathering, planning, administration and evaluation of social services. Social workers analyze legislation and social policies in order to make recommendations for improving the quality of life of all citizens. Graduates of Social Work may seek professional licensing from the Social Work Board of Examiners at the State Department of Puerto Rico. Program Admission... [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Social Work. 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... [-]

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.... [-]


Master of Social Work

University of Hradec Králové - Institute of Social Work
Campus Full time September 2017 Czech Republic Hradec Králové

The main objective of master’s degree program is to prepare students for solving complicated life situations of individuals, families, groups and communities in their social environment. The program will equip students with the knowledge of management and coordination, as well as the skill of reflecting internal and external factors of social work performance and ability of solving emerging dilemmas. [+]

Masters in Social Work. The Institute of Social Work offers Master of Social Work. The main objective of master’s degree program is to prepare students for solving complicated life situations of individuals, families, groups and communities in their social environment. The program will equip students with the knowledge of management and coordination, as well as the skill of reflecting internal and external factors of social work performance and ability of solving emerging dilemmas. Based on the Diploma Supplement label, the Degree is recognised within the EU market, where the graduates can find the employment at social and public services. Requirements and admission procedure: Bachelor in Social Work or related field Good knowledge of spoken and written English Motivation letter and cv in English Recommendation or references of the University, college or employer. The applications could be submitted beginning 15th February, 2016 per e-mail to jana.popelakova@uhk.cz. Closing date: 30th August, 2016. Tuition fees: 3,600,- EUR per year. Admitted students can apply for the scholarship for living costs. Do not hesitate to ask further information! Please address: jana.popelakova@uhk.cz General Study Plan Theory of Welfare State Late-Modern Social Work Case Management Ethical Theories in Social Work Statistics for Social Work Theory of Social Administration Nongovernmental Sector Law European Context of Social Work and Social Policy Application of Social Research I Management in Social Work Projects Development and Management Contexts of Social Work Realisation Supervision and Reflexive Seminar Theory of Public Policy Mediation Research Activities, Conference, Publication Social Economy Application of Social Research II... [-]

MA Advanced Child Protection Research and Practice

University of Kent, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

Our course uses innovative and cutting edge techniques and technology, in particular the use of inter-professional simulations, expert lectures, in the form of audio and videoed podcasts, acted role plays and discussion [+]

Do you want to study child protection in a different and more effective way? Our course uses innovative and cutting edge techniques and technology, in particular the use of inter-professional simulations, expert lectures, in the form of audio and videoed podcasts, acted role plays and discussion forums. We are proud to bring together inter-professional perspectives from teachers, social workers, police and health visitors and focus on skills of direct work with both parents and children. The cost of this two year MA is £3800 per year and there is an organisational discount for 2 or more students email us to discuss this further. Course benefits - Academic and professional support from staff in a Centre of excellence and innovationin child protection - The opportunity to study in a School with a long established tradition of research - Supportive, student-centred teaching and learning; provision for a diverse student population - The development of knowledge on child protection and safeguarding - Innovative methods of teaching and learning suited to flexible learning - Teaching by a range of specialists with national and international reputations - The opportunity to study and access this expertise through distance learning. - Outstanding teaching, research and support facilities including access to extensive online resources, national and cross national data-bases and books and journal. [-]

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... [-]

Master's In Community Service Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rome
Campus Full time 12 months March 2018 Italy Rome

Master designer form, managers, editors, communicators, able to design services for the collective and manage ethical and sustainable transformation processes, especially when these affect the public sphere and in the production of common goods. Professionals who look to the community with a procedural approach, interdisciplinary and inclusive, with attention to the proactive participation of the viewer, sustainable innovation and customization: temporary and permanent activities that fit into the productive political, cultural, youth, social and territorial, as economy in the reference markets. Community Service are all services that cater to communities, networks, groups, families, etc. (In the public and private sectors) and are created with and for the collective, according to a community-based planning approach. [+]

Who should attend Access to master is open to students holding a permit valid for at least three years (Academic Diploma or Bachelor ') from architecture, urban planning, engineering management, services marketing, tourism, visual and performing arts, history of' art, literature, communication and new media, environmental science, sociology, urban anthropology, cultural and territorial management, political science and international cooperation, educational sciences and social services. Required curriculum / portfolio and motivation letter. A theoretical and practical course that involves students in the concrete business co-design through the community-based approach. The Master provides simulations and site-specific projects, where to apply theoretical principles, techniques, tools and methodologies learned. The teaching makes use of Co-Creation Methodology, developed by Artway of thinking to speed up the learning process and co-creation. It is part of a vision that favors the interdisciplinary teamwork and cross-cultural, as a contemporary response to the reading of complex systems and innovative production. The methodology is summarized in a process chart. Its Tools-Box contains 130 instruments, many of which will be applied during the Masters. The general approach of teaching resumes the two macro-dimensions of Co-Creation Methodology or the self and environment and their inter-relationships, which become knowledge needed to become professionals to co-design; because it is essential that those who work in the world of relationships, for and with each other, must know himself and know how to relate with others, have a basic knowledge of behavioral patterns, relational dynamics, influence of environment . The Master is organized into four modules... [-]

Master of Social Work

California State University Bakersfield
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2017 USA Bakersfield + 1 more

The Master of Social Work (MSW) program at CSUB prepares students for advanced generalist social work practice. Graduates are prepared to work with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities in fields such as mental health, physical health, child and family services, gerontology, corrections, juvenile justice, youth services, and substance abuse treatment. [+]

Masters in Social Work. Make a difference The profession of social work is grounded in a commitment to serving vulnerable and oppressed populations and advocating for public policies that promote social justice. The Master of Social Work (MSW) program at CSUB prepares students for advanced generalist social work practice. Graduates are prepared to work with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities in fields such as mental health, physical health, child and family services, gerontology, corrections, juvenile justice, youth services, and substance abuse treatment. CSUB uses advanced-generalist practice as the model for the curriculum. This model prepares graduates to perform a variety of roles across micro, mezzo, and macro levels of practice. Within the advanced-generalist framework of the curriculum, students may choose an emphasis in Child and Family Services, Mental Health, or Gerontology/ Health Social Work in a full-time, part-time, or advanced standing plan of study. CSU Bakersfield’s MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Pursuing a degree and career in Social Work is a life-altering experience. If you want an exciting education that gives you the skills you need to create real change in the community, study Social Work at CSUB! MISSION The mission of the California State University, Bakersfield, Department of Social Work, is to prepare students for social work practice and leadership at the advanced generalist level. Graduates possess the knowledge, values, and skills required to competently and ethically work with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities using best practices. The Department is committed... [-]

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 2018 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. [+]

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. [-]

University Masters In Psychosocial And Community Intervention

UAM Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Spain Madrid

The Master aims to provide high quality training to those who wish to undertake research or intervention in the field of psychosocial and community action. [+]

Masters in Social Work. The Master aims to provide high quality training to those who wish to undertake research or intervention in the field of psychosocial and community action. More specifically, it aims to: Promote critical and systemic analysis of social problems and ways of marginalization and violence linked to them. Training for the design, implementation and evaluation of research programs or psychosocial and community intervention on public and private areas of Social Services, Third Sector and Social Economy, with special emphasis on the development of strategies for enhancing personal resources, group and community as nuclear intervention tool. Training for quality research in both entities where psychosocial intervention programs to conducting a doctoral thesis are implemented. Recommended profile Graduate / or graduates as / as Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Education, Psychology, Social Work, Social Education and related human, social and educational sciences Access and admission IT IS IMPORTANT make application for admission to the first deadline (March 1st to May 31, 2017), although they have not completed studies of access, because if demand is high, there will be a percentage of Másteres not to open the second term admissions. The application for admission can be performed without having completed studies access although they must be completed and requested the title before the last day of the registration period. Students who made the application for admission to Master studies unfinished access must include in the application the declaration of overcoming previous studies indicating the forecast date of completion thereof. specific access requirements... [-]

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. [+]

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... [-]

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... [-]

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 [+]

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:... [-]

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 [+]

Masters in Social Work. 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... [-]