Why should I study Social Work/Welfare?

Studying Social Work/Welfare

What is Social work/ welfare?

Social work/ welfare is all about understanding and aiming to improve the lives of people in society.

Three reasons to study Social work/ welfare:

  1. Change the world: by helping people escape poverty, find jobs or overcome addiction, as a social worker you can change the world, one person at a time, by improving the lives of individuals.
  2. Career opportunities: social workers can choose between many fields of employment and your skills will be needed everywhere. This means it is very likely you will find a job easily.
  3. Flexible field of work: while as a social worker you will have a high work-load, you will also be relatively flexible in terms of where you work and the kind of work you do. There are many opportunities for growth and advancement in the field.

How to study Social work/ welfare?

The curriculum of social work and welfare includes interesting courses for education and social interactions such as internships and other practical elements. The best way to become a social worker is to firstly do a bachelor degree and then decide on a master programme.  

What kind of jobs can I get by studying Social work/ welfare?

A degree in social work/ welfare offers students the ability to undertake a variety of different career paths, i including working as a probation officer, a charity officer and a family support worker.

How can U-Multirank help me find the best Social work/ welfare study programme for me?

If you’re considering pursuing a degree in social work/ welfare, then let us help you find the best university for you. U-Multirank’s ‘For students’ track offers personalised university comparisons, so you can find the university that best matches you. U-Multirank’s subject rankings provide the feedback of more than 100,000 current students studying at the respective universities, offering a unique student perspective to the rankings via our Teaching & Learning dimension. Create your own personalised rankings today, and compare universities according to what matters most to you.  To start, make sure to select social work/ welfare as your subject of interest and we’ll help guide you through the rest.

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