University of the West of Scotland

Social Work, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English
    Language
Social work is now establishing itself as a global profession. The UWS MSc in Social Work offers a challenging and stimulating range of learning opportunities that will equip you with the key attributes necessary to work effectively in a varied, global working environment. This programme is accredited by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

About

The Social Work programme is offered at University of the West of Scotland. Our MSc Social Work course curriculum fully reflects the differences, debates and tensions within global social work concerning the manner in which practice should be conducted and the way in which the profession should develop.

The MSc in Social Work at UWS builds upon a long tradition of providing social work education dating back over 40 years. Social work education at UWS has a reputation second to none for promoting excellence in practice.

Upon successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma component of the degree, graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the SSSC or other social work regulators throughout the United Kingdom. Students will be encouraged to complete the full Masters when they achieve the professional component of the programme.

Accreditation

This programme is accredited by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

Programme Structure

Our MSc in Social Work builds upon a long tradition of providing social work education dating back over 40 years. Social work education at UWS has a reputation second to none for promoting excellence in practice.

Two years of study culminate in a dissertation that will allow students to explore their chosen area of social work practice in considerable depth.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: If you are applying from overseas for postgraduate taught courses, the latest we can process your application is 6 weeks before the course start date.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

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We welcome Scottish, UK and international students and consider all applicants on an individual basis.

Don’t worry if your qualifications are not listed here, we take a range of factors into account when assessing your application and are happy to consider other alternative combinations of qualifications and experience.

You will normally have an existing Honours degree at 2:1 or above in a relevant social science discipline. Consideration will be given if you who do not meet this criteria but have extensive practical experience.

You must demonstrate that you can study at the required level.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    10600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10600 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    5500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5500 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Paisley

  • 700 - 1400 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

The Scottish Government does not provide any statutory student funding for international students studying in Scotland.

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