4 months
2000 USD/full
2000 USD/full
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In this 6-course Social Work - Practice, Policy and Research MasterTrack program offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Michigan, you’ll build the skills you’ll need as a social worker to empower individuals, families, communities, and organizations to meet their needs and create positive change.

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With this Social Work - Practice, Policy and Research MasterTrack  program offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Michigan you’ll gain a greater understanding of social work practice, the history and impact of policy on key social services, and the research that supports effective practice.

You’ll also have the chance to explore the social work profession under the direction of expert faculty. You’ll learn to apply key skills required to work with different stakeholders to promote positive changes and make a difference. Also, you’ll cover how to integrate social justice values into social change processes and actions as well as develop an understanding of the key knowledge bases and frameworks that social workers use to guide their work at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels of practice.

Skills you will gain

  • Advocacy
  • Social justice frameworks
  • Role of social work in inter-professional practice
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Quantitative research methods
  • Community organization
  • Interpersonal, organizational, and community level practice methods

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Social Work Practice: Advocating for Social Justice and Change
  • Essentials of Social Welfare Policy
  • Engaging Social Justice, Diversity and Oppression in Social Work
  • Essentials of Interpersonal Practice
  • Essentials of Community and Organizational Practice
  • Research Basics for Social Work Practice

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 4 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • No prerequisites are required. However, previous human service experience is strongly preferred if you are interested in pursuing a Master of Social Work degree at the University of Michigan.

Tuition Fee

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    2000 USD/full
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  • National

    2000 USD/full
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    Based on the tuition of 2000 USD for the full programme during 4 months.
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