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Department of Sociology

Social Work

Social Work at Durham provides postgraduate study at Masters and Doctoral levels preparing students to address some of the most difficult social problems facing contemporary societies. Students are supported in their learning by academic and administrative staff, service users and carers, and practice educators. The Masters in Social Work is characterised by research-led teaching in which staff use their own research knowledge and experience, and students are supported to learn and apply different methods of research throughout the programme. This approach to learning is designed to prepare students for practice in different settings. Studying social work at Durham enables students to learn about leading developments in the discipline, to gain practice confidence by working with a range of people who use services under the guidance of practice educators, and to contribute to improving the quality of life of those in need.

If you are thinking about applying to Durham University, a great way to explore the wealth of opportunities on offer is to come and visit us. Open days and events for postgraduates are offered throughout the year, or you can explore the University site on your own with the help of our self-guided tours. For more information, click here.