Taught course

Social Work (MSW)

University of Strathclyde · Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

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.

For more details about character and work experience requirements please see the course page.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSW in Social Work is a 2-year, full-time, postgraduate degree course.

The 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.

Information for international students

Please see the English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,300 p/a
International students
EU £4,300 p/a Non EU £13,500

Please see the website and the scholarship search for more information.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Further details of qualification

85 days of placement both in Years 1 & 2

Course contact details

School of Social Work and Social Policy
0141 444 8700