Taught course

Global & Local Social Work

University of Dundee · School of Education and Social Work

Entry requirements

You should have an Honours Degree of 2:2 or above.

Months of entry


Course content

This new course is stimulated by a time of global and local challenges for social work and social services. Learning alongside students worldwide, you will have the opportunity for academic exploration of practice, policy, research and leadership in social work and social services.

Underpinned by the Global Definition of Social Work, this academic course will enable you to develop a critical understanding of social work practice, policy, research and leadership.

The course considers and connects global and local social concerns, developments and research. It is intended for you if you have had experience working within social services. This includes work with children and families, adults and communities in government and non-government sectors, including voluntary work.

Successful completion of the course confers a Master's degree. The course is designed to support employability and further professional development for those who wish to work in Scotland or continue to do so, as well as those who may wish to work overseas within the social services workforce.

This one-year course does not contain integrated practice learning opportunities or internships and completion of the course does not confer a professional qualification.

Information for international students

English language requirements

Students require an overall IELTS score of 6.5.

International fees for this course are £21,900 per year of study. Tuition fees for International students will increase by no more than 5% per year for the length of your course. For more information, please visit the University of Dundee website.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Learn more about fees and find scholarships at the fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Dr Richard Ingram
+44 (0)1382 381471