Taught course

Social Work

Robert Gordon University · School of Applied Social Studies

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Entry requirements

Applicants should hold the equivalent of a 2:2 undergraduate degree in any discipline Applicants with a lower degree classification and / or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis Scottish National Grade 5 or GCSE in Maths grade B or equivalent required. Applicants that do not have this will be offered the University’s numeracy test Applicants are also required to show evidence of computer literacy for the European Computer Driving Licence. Whilst this is mandatory, this is not a requirement prior to the course starting, rather it is something that we measure throughout the course as students have to access teaching online, submit assignments online and also work with IT systems whilst out on placement.

Months of entry


Course content

This course focuses on the values, skills and competencies required for the practice of social work to the qualifying level set by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). It will give you the ability to positively impact society and improve the lives of individuals in an important profession.

Information for international students

International Applicants may submit their application via UCAS or direct to the University. Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 7.0 overall and 7.0 in each element, or an equivalent. Find out more about English language requirements on the RGU website - https://www.rgu.ac.uk/study/international-students/english-language-requirements

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,750 per academic year
International students
£14,350 per academic year

For more information, visit www.rgu.ac.uk/finance

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    27 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1224 262728