In the UK, Postgraduate courses tend to be split into those that are largely taught and those that are largely research based. Postgraduate Social Work master's generally take one or two years to complete whereas Social Work PhD's will take at least three years.
Postgraduate Subject Intro: Social Work
Social work courses are often conducted in partnership with local schools and social and health care agencies. Study is vocational and you'll spend more than 200 days on practical placements, finding out how cases are assessed and reviewed.
You need a strong sense of ethics, a good understanding of your role in society and a thorough knowledge of your legal obligations. First-rate communication skills and patience are essential. Prospects for graduates are extremely good as there is a shortage of social workers.
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