Social work is all about people. It’s an extremely rewarding and challenging profession.
Our social work course does much more than ‘what it says on the tin’.
You’ll be an integral part of our Social Work and Social Justice division which is underpinned by activism, internationalism and research. We’re proud to be champions of social justice and progression. If you’re hard working, adaptable, honest and, above all, passionate about finding long-term solutions and supporting positive changes for children, adults and families, then welcome home.
Make a choice that will lead to big changes. Not just for you, but for all those you work with and advocate for. Studying MA Social Work with us means you'll gain far more than just eligibility to register as a qualified Social Worker - you'll develop your knowledge and skillset to analyse intersecting injustices, and crucially, you'll have the toolkit to collaboratively build better futures for your clients.
Here at Essex, we pride ourselves on offering a postgraduate route into social work which is underpinned by interprofessional study with the School of Law. We firmly believe that social work is a human rights profession, and it's important to take a global outlook when looking for examples of best practice. If you're looking for a rewarding career which is a practical application of human rights, this could be the course for you.
Join our Social Work and Social Justice division and you'll experience an engaging, stimulating environment in which to pursue your research interests.
When you choose to study with us, you'll gain more than just a qualification. You'll be part of our learning community, and we've got plenty to offer. Check out our facilities, and find out more about the School of Health and Social Care here.
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Following the impact of the pandemic, we made changes to our teaching and assessment to ensure our current students could continue with their studies uninterrupted and safely. These changes included courses being taught through blended delivery, normally including some face-to-face teaching, online provision, or a combination of both across the year.
The teaching and assessment methods listed on each course page show what is currently planned for 2021 entry; changes may be necessary if, by the beginning of this course, we need to adapt the way we’re delivering them due to the external environment, and to allow you to continue to receive the best education possible safely and seamlessly.