University of Bristol
Social Work Research
Applicants study promoting social change, problem solving in human relationships and the empowerment and liberation of people to enhance social justice. Social work takes a variety of forms and engages with a broad range of individuals, groups and communities. The scope of social work research is equally broad and requires researchers to be aware of, and able to engage with a variety of disciplines in a range of settings, often working alongside those with different ideas of what social work and social work research are and what each is intended to achieve. This programme does not include practical training in social work and does not lead to a professional qualification in social work.
An upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in a social science or other relevant discipline; or an upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in any subject and a Master's degree in social work; or a professional qualification in social work and substantial relevant experience and evidence of ability to benefit from the programme demonstrated through a personal statement
Core modules: philosophy and research design in the social sciences; introduction to qualitative research methods in the social sciences; philosophy and research design in the social sciences; further qualitative methods; plus 2 from: further quantitative methods; domestic violence (research, policy and activism); researching health and social care; researching child and family welfare; researching poverty, inequality and social exclusion; economics of public policy.
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|Tyndall Avenue, Bristol||Bristol||BS8 1TH||South West|
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