Taught course

Social Work (Research Methods)

University of Strathclyde · School of Applied Social Sciences

Entry requirements

An undergraduate honours degree in a social science or related subject with a classification of at least 2:1 (Second Class Upper) or overseas equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

Social Work (Research Methods) offers students with an interest in social work research the opportunity to learn about key issues in this area while they develop the skills required to carry out their own research, at an advanced level.

The course offers an attractive Masters qualification and individual modules will offer a Continued Professional Development option for social work practitioners who wish to critically evaluate their own practice. A social work qualification is not necessary to take this programme. Students will benefit from a vibrant learning environment that draws on a range of professional expertise.

This course is taught by staff with expertise in undertaking social work research with a range of service user groups including children and families, those with mental health problems and learning disabilities and criminal justice service users. Guest lectures will be given by 'users' of social work research including policy makers, service managers, social workers and people who use social work services.

Information for international students

For postgraduate studies, the University of Strathclyde requires a minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 (no individual test score below 6.0) or equivalent. Tests are valid for two years.

Pre-sessional courses in English are available.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time £6,250
International students
Full time: EU £6,250 Non EU £14,050

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

HaSS PGT Enquiries
0141 444 8600