MA in Social Work


Goldsmiths, University of London

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Type

Master's programs

Location

Europe

London

United Kingdom

Start Date:

Location

United Kingdom

London

Type

Master's programs


Drawing on current research across the social sciences, government guidance, and legislative frameworks, this degree focuses on the issues that are key in facilitating your professional and academic development as a social worker. Why study MA Social Work at Goldsmiths? This Masters programme is ideal if you are a graduate, with relevant experience, interested in pursuing a professional career in social work It prepares you according to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Standards of Proficiency – Social Workers in England and the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF), the Quality Assurance Agency subject benchmark for social work, and the Department of Health's requirements for social work training Social work education at Goldsmiths has a long and distinguished record – we house one of the most respected social work units in the UK, and you will be taught by established social work academics and associate lecturers who have considerable research and/or practice experience in their fields Our social work programmes are highly regarded by potential employers within London and further afield, and our graduates have an excellent record of securing employment; they've gone on to work in local authority children's services departments, adult services departments, and independent sector and voluntary sector agencies such as the NSPCC, Family Action and Mind, and a recent graduate was named Newly Qualified Social Worker of the Year We'll equip you with the knowledge, values and skills you'll need to practise as a reflective and ethical social worker, equipped for the challenges of contemporary social work practice You will cover areas of human growth and development; community; needs and services; law and organisational contexts of social work; and research methods. Specific learning will include mental health and disability, and social work processes of assessment, planning, intervention and review The Masters includes practice placements in two settings and with different service user groups, so you'll be able to gain invaluable real world experience We'll encourage you to think deeply about human rights and social justice, and to embed these values in your practice You will develop your skills for reflective and evidence-based practice and will be able to further your research mindedness