Taught course

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 course combines theory with practice and provides you with the professional accreditation needed for a career in social work or a related profession.

Aimed at graduates from all disciplines, it reflects the multi-disciplinary, professional context of 21st century social work.

We engage both with service users and social work professionals, whose experiences and perspectives have contributed to this course.

We emphasise research-based practice and our team includes leading researchers in a broad range of areas, including health and social care integration, disability, criminal justice, and child protection. Their expertise informs every aspect of our training.

You will gain a strong professional identity, enabling you to function competently and confidently in multi-disciplinary settings, and to strive for social justice.

We have links with a range of agencies across the statutory, voluntary, and private sectors. This will give you practice learning opportunities and broadens the networks that you can establish.

Information for international students

English language requirements

Students require an overall IELTS score of 6.5, with at least 5.5 in listening and reading and at least 6.0 in writing and speaking.

Fees and funding

A small number of bursaries are available for Scottish and EU students via the Scottish Social Services Council. The bursary consists of a tuition fee grant, a means-tested grant and allowance, and placement travel expenses. The bursary currently does not cover the full cost of your fees, and it is your responsibility to pay the difference.

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Timothy Armstrong
+44 (0)1382 381527