Social work MA

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    Hi!!! Any advice would be much appreciated and greatly received....I'm due to start my final year on a BA social work course. I'm starting to think about next year and would love to work with children and families and eventually in child protection. That said, my experience is limited. I am due to start a placement in that area, which is great.I feel my knowledge is limited and think I would really benefit from doing an MA in social work next year, giving me even more experience (2 further placements) and greater knowledge and understanding.

    However, whenever I bring this up with people, specifically qualified social workers and professionals, I get the impression that it's unusual for someone who is a qualified social worker (as I hope to be next year) to do an MA in social work.

    Has anyone done both the BA and MA in social work?!?! Thank you in Advance :-)

    What do they suggest instead? What do your tutors suggest? Have you looked at any job specs and seen what is expected? Is work exprience the way to go?

    I'm undertaking a undergraduate course in education studies and I've changed my mind and now want to do social work, I've been told if I complete a masters in social work it makes my degree more acceptable in regards to social work jobs. It's honestly up to you in what you want to do, from your undergraduate course you're completely qualified to go out into the industry and be fine!! Maybe in a few years when you have more experience you can go back and do your masters?? (So then you will have more to write about) ☺️

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