Masters degrees in Social Work are advanced professional courses, training postgraduates to become practitioners and managers in a wide range of healthcare, welfare and social support roles.Most of these courses are intended for applicants with existing experience, but some will admit students 'converting' from a different undergraduate degree pathway.Social work studies employ theories from various fields such as sociology, medicine, education or psychology.
Ontario college social services programs teach practical skills, but they also focus heavily on a student’s personal development.
Along with theory and development courses like social work and the legal system, professional practice, communications and intervention, students will take classes that teach self-awareness, stability and emotional endurance to help them prepare for intense situations they may face in the industry.
Others choose to work with adults in settings like correctional facilities or counselling centers.
Career paths may include (but aren’t limited to): Salaries in the field vary, depending on your position and level of experience.
Social work and social service programs require an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, with a grade 12 English credit.
Courses in family, society and human development are also encouraged.
Some academic research programmes are available (awarding MRes and MPhil degrees) but most of the courses in this area are taught qualifications, focussing on key skills and training.
Many are offered part-time in order to better fit the needs of applicants seeking Continuing Professional Development alongside their existing employment.
Read more The Masters in Social Science (Social Work) offers both full time and part time programmes accredited by CORU (The Social Workers’ Registration Board ie), leading to a professional social work qualification.
Read more The Social Work MA programme aims to educate and train individuals to be reflective, research-minded practitioners who are able to work critically and professionally and in accordance with the principle of anti-oppressive practice. applications for the January 2019 intake have now closed.