The MA in Comparative and International Social Work from the University of York explores comparative approaches to social work policy and practice in international and local contexts. You will develop research skills allowing you to investigate real-world issues in social work. Practice-based learning lets you apply your theoretical knowledge to practical challenges of leadership and delivery.
Through multi-disciplinary and cross-national study you will gain in-depth knowledge of key social work theories and current issues, preparing you to contribute to global debates and lead change in policy and practice.
Careers and skills
On graduation, you will be well-equipped to pursue opportunities in local, national, cross-national and global social work organisations where research, advanced practice, and analysis skills applied to global social work challenges are highly valued.
You'll also find you develop transferable skills that will allow you to progress to different career areas or to continue your studies at PhD level.
- International, national and regional social work agencies
- International charities
- Think tanks and policy units
- Development work
- Advocacy and campaigning organisations
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- Comparative Social Work: Concepts and Contexts for Research and Practice
- International Social Work
- Practice-focused Learning
- Globalisation and Social Policy
- Global Social Problems and Global Social Policy
- Global Crime and Justice
- Advanced Qualitative Research Methods
- Advanced Quantitative Methods
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Applications can be submitted year-round, but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.
DisciplinesSocial Work International Development View 366 other Masters in International Development in United Kingdom
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- 2:1 or equivalent
- We may also consider relevant work experience along with evidence of your academic potential - please contact our admissions team to discuss your individual circumstances.
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International18700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18700 GBP per year during 12 months.
National8440 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8440 GBP per year during 12 months.
- Home: £4,220
- EU and International: £9,350
Living costs for York
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.