International Social Work Practice in the United Kingdom
Designed for MSW graduates who want to gain work experience overseas and learn about social work in an international setting, the United Kingdom Post-Graduate Certificate Program offers participants a two-year immersion focused on Great Britain's social welfare profession and its social and cultural scene. The program complements the educational objectives of an MSW degree with an intercultural experience that provides opportunities for personal growth and professional development. In turn, the social welfare agencies acquire social workers with advanced training in social work practice and research skills that can be utilized as part of their employment. Our students' strong backgrounds in child welfare and mental health make them excellent casework managers. Many of them are asked by their councils to remain in the United Kingdom after their initial contracts expire. Successful completion of the program, which includes a comparative research project, will lead to a Post-Graduate Certificate in International Social Work Practice from the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.