Research course

Social Work

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Social and Political Science
Qualifications
PhDMSc by research

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Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent, and a UK masters degree with an overall mark of 65% or its international equivalent.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our social work researchers have excellent links with professional and social work services in statutory and voluntary sectors.

The research interests of staff cover the full range of applied service specialisms and theoretical issues in social work. In Scotland this includes criminal justice as well as children and families, vulnerable adults and community care. International and European perspectives are also part of academic staff interests.

Our work is enriched by the perspective of both international students and UK/EU students who are experienced professionals studying part-time while working.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc by research
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    Most of our students are qualified practitioners, primarily interested in the PhD programme into which the MSc(R) can be incorporated or taken as a stand-alone degree.

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Email
pgadmissions.sps@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 651 3064/1560