Masters in Applied Sciences & Professions

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Social work is an academic discipline studying and promoting the quality of life of individuals and the well-being of the community. Social work integrates knowledge about human and community development, social policy and administration, human interaction, and the influence and manipulation of social, political and psychological factors upon society. Social work degrees combine theories from different other fields such as sociology, medicine, psychology, philosophy, politics and economics in order to enable complete understanding and shaping power over the social mechanisms of any kind.

By studying a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in social work you will develop the following skills and qualities: empathy, active listening, social perceptiveness, persuasion, cooperation, critical thinking, communication and interpersonal skills. Professional social workers focus on providing help to individuals or communities suffering from poverty, lack of opportunities or information, social injustice, persecution, abuse or violation of rights and they have to connect individuals with the resources they need, advocate for individual clients or the community on identified problems.

Graduates of social work studies usually get careers opportunities such as: probation officer, advice worker, careers adviser, charity officer, counsellor, volunteer coordinator, youth worker, social policy analyst and more.

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Suggested Masters in Social Work

M.Sc. Sociology: Contemporary Social Problems

You design your own track in the Sociology: Contemporary Social Problems programme offered by Utrecht University, in which you quickly and rigorously immerse yourself in your specialisation. You will learn about the state-of-the-art in current scholarship. You will become an expert, trained in multidisciplinary thinking. 

Netherlands
M.A. Social Work

The Social Work programme offered by the University of Wolverhampton is designed to equip social work students with the knowledge, skills and values necessary for qualification.

United Kingdom
Postgraduate Diploma Level 7 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management

The Level 7 Diploma in Health and Social Care offered by the London School of Planning and Management is designed to enable learners to develop a sound understanding of policy, management theory and practice in health and social care. It provides learners with an opportunity to engage with the challenges facing professionals, services users and policy makers in own country. 

United Kingdom
Postgraduate Diploma Level 7 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management

The Level 7 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management at London School of International Business is designed to enable learners to develop a sound understanding of policy, management theory and practice in health and social care. It provides learners with an opportunity to engage with the challenges facing professionals, services users and policy makers in own country.

United Kingdom