MA Social Work is a highly practical qualification. After successful completion of the MA Social Work course you will be eligible to apply to register as a newly qualified social worker with the Health and Care Professions Council.
Social Work is a very broad discipline. You could work in child protection, with young people in care, older people, people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health difficulties, homeless people, people with drug dependencies, or with any other group of people with specialist needs.
Many Social Work jobs are with local authorities, but you could also work, for instance, in an NHS trust, a voluntary agency, a charity, the Criminal Justice system or other agencies helping people in need of support.
With a Social Work MA you also have the option to continue in academia, and study for a PhD.