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Social Work Research

University of Bristol

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
19200 GBP/year
8400 GBP/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The Social Work Research programme offered by the University of Bristol creates links between social work research and practice in a range of settings. You will be taught the necessary skills to undertake research into social work and social care as practice-based professionals or as postgraduate research students.

Overview

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.

Careers

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.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • 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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application deadline:

1 October. We welcome applications at any time of year. Early application is advised as places may fill quickly.

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
85 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
60 (required)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based 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

Funding

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