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International Social Work & Community Development

1 year
September 2024

Learn about key global challenges faced by social and community professionals today on our MA in International Social Work and Community Development.

Why study with us

  • Explore the interconnectedness of global and local issues. You'll bring together global perspectives and community practice.
  • Undertake a placement in a social welfare or community practice setting, where you can study an area of practice that interests you.
  • You will be able to plan and organise a piece of social research on a topic that is meaningful and important to you.

What you'll do

  • You'll get taught through a combination of lecture, seminar and workshop settings. You'll also have a practice placement to enhance your knowledge and skills.
  • You will be encouraged to develop a range of critical and analytical skills. This will help enhance your personal and professional development.
  • You'll undertake a diverse range of activities for assessment. This will include a dedicated community research project on a topic that you'll select and shape.

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Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Future careers

Our MA in International Social Work and Community Development is aimed at those who wish to pursue professional careers.

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Academic expertise

Dr Yasmeen Ali
Senior Lecturer
School of Health, Social Work and Sport

Yasmeen Ali leads and develops academic programmes in Community Leadership. The programme incorporates practice-based learning, providing students with professional experience in community action, mentoring and leading on community projects. Formed using a transformative framewor…

Bob Walley
School of Health, Social Work and Sport

Bob teaches on the MA, BA and FdA Community Leadership courses which he co-wrote and initiated with the Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership team. He is also a researcher in climate change engagement and communication. He has 20 years experience managing local, nation…

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,000 per year
Part-time£1,000 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,900 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Health, Social Work and Sport

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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