The Master in Social Work at University of Strathclyde 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 degree provides a stimulating blend of university-based teaching and agency-based learning opportunities across both years.
Qualified social workers are increasingly valued. Promotion and career development opportunities are excellent. Social workers can be found in:
- local authorities - from main-grade workers to directorate level. Social workers will be providing, managing, purchasing and organising services to people with very diverse needs across the life span in different settings
- voluntary organisations - at all levels, usually working in relatively specialist ways with children and young people with particularly challenging needs, as well as vulnerable adults, especially those with learning disabilities and those affected by mental health issues. Settings and contexts vary as widely as in local authorities.
- private sector - often at senior practitioner and management level with services focusing on home-based support to vulnerable adults and residential services to older people as well as foster care support and services to people with offending histories.
- central government - experienced social work managers advise and support ministers in monitoring and developing social work services.
- social work regulation - a range of independent bodies, like the Care Inspectorate and Scottish Social Services Council employ social workers at a senior level to lead and manage registration and inspection of social work services to ensure they meet appropriate standards.
Job titles include:
- Criminal Justice Social Worker
- Mental Health Social Worker
- Prison Social Worker
- Social Worker
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- Human Development & Functioning
- The Context of Social Work
- Social Work Theory & Practice
- Professional Practice
- Harm, Risk, Care & Protection
- The Organisational Context
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
There’s no formal closing date for postgraduate applications
DisciplinesSocial Work Sociology View 377 other Masters in Sociology in United Kingdom
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- You must 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 an honours 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.
In general we would expect you to have had at least six months full-time work experience, or its equivalent in part-time work, at the point of the application.
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International14700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 14700 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA5650 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5650 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.