Taught course

Social Work

University of Strathclyde · Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Entry requirements

You must normally have achieved or be on track to achieve a 2:1 honours degree preferably in an area of social sciences.

In very exceptional circumstances, candidates who not do have a first degree may be considered, if you have very extensive professional experience and can demonstrate academic ability at graduate level.

It’s preferable that candidates should have mathematics and English at Standard Grade (credit level), Intermediate 2 (A-C) or GCSE (A-C), or a recognised equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

This MSW qualification is recognised throughout the UK and it’s expected that in due course it will meet the criteria for recognition in the EU and elsewhere overseas. The course is based on the Standards in Social Work Education (SiSWE) and is to be 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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

School of Social Work and Social Policy
+44 (0)141 444 8700