Taught course

Social Work

University of Strathclyde · Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Upper second-class Honours degree, preferably in a social science discipline but graduates in other disciplines with an understanding of social sciences are welcome. Maths National 5 (or equivalent) or above. Applicants must be able to demonstrate sufficient numerical, statistical and budgetary competence. An English qualification at the minimum of SCQF level 5 or equivalent is also required (or evidence of an Honours degree). In exceptional cases where an applicant does not have a degree, the applicant may be considered if they have extensive professional experience showing career development and can demonstrate academic ability at postgraduate level, equivalent to SCQF Level 10 or above. Six months directly relevant experience in social work, social care, community work or a closely-related activity at the point of application or twelve months equivalent part-time experience. This is compulsory.Vi

Months of entry


Course content

Through assessing risk and need, promoting social justice and promoting social justice, social workers make an immense contribution to people's lives. We are also seeing growing demand for dedicated social workers with empathy, patience, practical skills and social skills.

The MSW in Social Work is a two-year, full-time postgraduate degree course recognised throughout the UK. In due course, it’s expected to meet the criteria for recognition in the EU and elsewhere overseas.

Based on the Standards in Social Work Education (SiSWE) and validated by social work's professional body in Scotland, the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), the course provides a stimulating blend of university-based teaching and agency-based learning opportunities across both years.

Information for international students

Please check our English requirements before making your application.

Fees and funding

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International students

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSW
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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