• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

Through both academic and practice-based modules, the MSc Social Work (Professional Qualification Route) programme from Glasgow Caledonian University prepares you to effect real change through research-based practice.

You’ll earn both a master’s degree and the opportunity to qualify as a registered social worker in this intensive two-year, full-time programme – and develop your skills with the full support of our professional, experienced and dedicated staff. At GCU, you’ll be part of a thriving and diverse community that’s driven by a shared belief in global engagement, social responsibility and a commitment to the common good.

This challenging MSc Social Work programme provides an accelerated route to qualification over two years. Successful students will draw on a combination of academic and practice experience, enabling them to study effectively at the master’s level.

Graduate prospects

Our graduates go on to a range of rewarding and impactful roles across the public, private and third sectors. Whether you choose to work with adults or children, as part of a team or in a specialist setting, in research or clinical practice – you’ll be prepared to make a real difference in the world around you.

Accreditation

The programme is accredited by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and all students must be registered with the SSSC.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Practising Social Work Law
  • Situating Social Work
  • Theorising for Social Work
  • Practicing Social Work Skills and Knowledge
  • Researching for Social Work
  • In addition there is a 70 day Supervised Direct Practice Placement

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    78

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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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).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • UK honours degree 2:1 (or equivalent) in an area of social science and substantial relevant practice experience. 
  • Subject to PVG and/or occupational health check. 
  • If successful, you will be shortlisted and invited for interview.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • RUK: £6,000

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.

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