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MA Comparative and International Social Work

University of York

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of York

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MA in Comparative and International Social Work is one of a very small number of programmes in the UK that focuses on social work in an international context.

The course 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.

Accreditation

Please note that this degree will not qualify you to register as a social worker. If you wish to become a registered social worker, our MA in Social Work is a professional qualification recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council.

Course content

This flexible course lets you shape your own learning experience. You'll pick from a range of options to focus your studies, and work alongside an academic supervisor to develop an independent research project on a topic of your choice.

In addition, three core modules cover research skills and key theories of policy and practice in comparative and international social work.

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.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,700per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of York

  • University League Table

    18th

  • Campus address

    University of York, Heslington, York, York, YO10 5DD, England

Inspiring teaching delivered by leading academics, integrated with award-winning employability programmes, equips students for the international labour market.
A diverse campus community of students from over 150 countries that offers a lifelong global alumni network.
Specialist international student support includes orientation, immigration advice, Language Skills Centres, and International Pathway College programmes.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    4th out of 79 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    135 78%

    20th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    95.0 95%

    9th

    7
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    45th

    34

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