Social Work, M.Sc. | University of the West of Scotland | Paisley, United Kingdom
24 months
14500 GBP/year
11250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Social Work degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland is a professionally accredited, two-year full time conversion master's degree allowing you to develop the practical skills and knowledge you need to play a crucial role in improving people’s lives. 


Social Work degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland offers a challenging and stimulating range of learning opportunities that will equip you with the key attributes necessary to work effectively in an increasingly globalised and pluralistic working environment. 

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.


UWS graduates enjoy excellent reputations with employers, working in:

  • local authority social services
  • voluntary or independent sectors
  • health
  • education

Careers can involve working directly with children, families, individuals in community care or in the criminal justice system.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Work Theory: Application in Practice 
  • Assessed Practice 
  • Applied Law for Social Work Practice 
  • Social Work Values, Ethics&Theory in Practice
  • Learning & Applying Lessons from Svc Failures

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International- The latest we can process your application is 6 weeks before the course start date  


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants will normally have an existing Honours degree at 2:1 or above in a relevant social science discipline.
  • In exceptional circumstances consideration will be given to applicants who do not meet this criteria based; but this will be based on experience and individual merit.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    11250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11250 GBP per year during 24 months.

 For Scottish students, cost of study per year is 7,000£

Living costs for Paisley

700 - 1400 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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