The Social Work Research programme offered by the University of Bristol helps you acquire vital tools to maximise your work in addressing real issues of concern with policy makers, managers, practitioners and service users in social work and care.
The programme offers a combination of academic rigour, up-to-date practice content and relevant and transferable research skills development. Core units will draw on theories and research methods from across the social sciences - including economics, law and philosophy - providing you with a strong foundation to then carry out your own research.
The programme emphasises the development of social work and social research and analysis methods, as well as substantive knowledge. Graduates from our MSc Social Work Research can go on to careers as social work and care researchers or analysts, or research commissioners/managers in public or private agencies, both in the UK and internationally.
Potential employers include local or central government departments, voluntary or charitable organisations, national or international non-governmental organisations, or global institutions such as the United Nations.
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- Philosophy and Research Design in the Social Sciences
- Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences
- Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences
- Social Work Research Dissertation
- Further Quantitative Methods
- Further Qualitative Methods
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
1 October. We welcome applications at any time of year. Early application is advised as places may fill quickly.
DisciplinesSocial Work Sociology Public Policy View 224 other Masters in Social Work in United Kingdom
- An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant social science discipline, such as sociology, social work, psychology, economics, political science, management, history, philosophy and law. Degrees from other fields may also be considered;
- or an upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in any subject and a master's degree in social work;
- or a professional qualification in social work and relevant professional or voluntary experience.
International19200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 19200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA8400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8400 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- UK/EU: two-year part-time (MSc) £4,200
- Channel Islands/IoM: full-time (MSc) £8,400
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