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Our guide to postgraduate social work courses

Social work courses cover a range of disciplines including health and social care, community youth work, international health and social care management, and practice development. You will be expected to undertake a number of modules, including preparation for practice, social work methods and communication skills, analysis of human development, research methodology and strategy, and critical perspectives in working with service users. These programmes allow social work professionals to develop the advanced tools for career advancement.

Related postgraduate careers: Field Social Worker

Field social workers offer advice, support, counselling and protection to a wide range of people within the community, and other settings. This work is often carried out in partnership with other professionals such as doctors and teachers. The work can be rewarding but also frustrating and emotionally challenging. The main areas in which social workers can specialise are: Working with children and families This area can include working to protect children believed to be at risk; helping parents who cannot cope with bringing up their child; arranging foster homes or...more

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