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 C/Applications of Mathematics National 5 C or above, and an English qualification at the minimum of SCQF level 5 or equivalent, is also required.

Applicants who do not have a Honours degree may be considered if they have extensive professional experience and can demonstrate academic ability at postgraduate level.

A minimum of six months of directly-relevant experience in social work, social care, community work or a closely-related activity is essential.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSW in Social Work is a two-year, full-time postgraduate degree course.

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