Taught course

Social Work

Glasgow Caledonian University · School of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

UK Honours degree 2:1 (or equivalent) in an area of social science and substantial relevant practice experience Other qualifications may be considered Applicants must be eligible for registration with the SSSC as a student social worker. Registration is dependent on an Enhanced Disclosure check conducted by Disclosure Scotland. This accelerated route to qualification is both intensive and challenging. It is essential that you have both the academic and practice experience to study effectively at Masters level.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc Social Work is an integrated two-year, full-time programme which provides graduates with the opportunity to qualify as a registered social worker as well as gain a Masters degree.

Through a combination of academic and practice-based modules, the programme teaches the knowledge and skills necessary to work as an effective and research-minded practitioner, able to act effectively within the complex demands of social work practice. The programme develops your skills in the social work field through support from a professionally qualified and committed staff team.

As the programme provides an accelerated route to qualification over two years, compared to the four-year Honours degree, the programme is both intensive and challenging. It is therefore essential that you have a combination of academic and practice experience that will enable you to study effectively at Masters level.

Information for international students

IELTS score of 7.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 6.5 If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for the English for University Study programme. Scholarships available

Fees and funding

Tuition fees need to be paid to the university however some students are eligible for tuition fee support. The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months


full time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment50
Professional practice50

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)141 331 8630