Taught course

Social Work

Robert Gordon University · School of Applied Social Studies

Entry requirements

You should have a degree in a social science discipline. Other qualifications and experience will be considered, with entry being subject to the University's judgement that the person has reasonable expectation of being able to fulfil the requirements of the award.

An acceptable level of numeracy in Maths is normally required, as is evidence of computer literacy at the level required for the European Computer Driving Licence. Some experience in a caring or closely allied field is normally required, as well as basic knowledge of the UK legal and political system.

All international students for whom English is not their first language must provide evidence of linguistic ability, by gaining IELTS 7, prior to receiving an unconditional offer of a place on the course.

Months of entry


Course content

This course will introduce you to the values, skills and competencies required for the practice of social work. It provides graduates with the opportunity to train as social workers to the standard prescribed as qualifying level by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

The higher exit option (MSc) is an academic award based on research rather than a professional award, and offers a methodological underpinning for those seeking to move into research or training in social work. As a graduate of this course you will be capable of gaining employment in areas where a professional qualification in social work is required, including field work, group care, community care and hospital settings in the public, voluntary and private sectors.

Information for international students

For more information, international students should visit the International Office website: www.rgu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

For Academic Year 2016/2017

Scottish/EU Students

  • £3,400 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £6,750 per academic year

International Students

  • £11,940 per academic year

For more information on fees, funding and scholarships, students should visit the Student Finance website: http://www.rgu.ac.uk/studentfinance

Qualification and course duration


full time
27 months


full time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment45
Professional practice45

Course contact details

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