Qualify as a social worker and make a difference. Our Master of Social Work is a 21-month programme that will equip you with the knowledge, skills and values that underpin social work practice with individuals, groups and communities. Many of our students also go on to study at PhD level.
We look forward to you joining us later this year.
At Durham University, we use the global definition of social work. Our Master of Social Work (MSW) degree emphasises the connections between local and international issues in social work practice.
Our approach to social work is world-leading. Our academic colleagues are experts in their field and are aligned with our four research themes, underpinning our distinctive identity as a social work team.
When you join the Department of Sociology, you will receive a high-quality education with foundations in research and real-world experience. You will also engage in lively debates with peers from varied career backgrounds.
As an MSW graduate you will be highly employable, joining our alumni community who shape social work policy and practices locally and globally.
We've been named the University of the Year in the Social Worker of the Year Awards 2021. Find out how our postgraduate taught programmes help our students to achieve their career goals and provide support to those who need it.
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