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Social Work

University of Strathclyde

Master
24 months
Duration
14700 GBP/year
5650 GBP/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The MSW in Social Work at University of Strathclyde is a two-year, full-time postgraduate degree course. The qualification is recognised throughout the UK and it’s expected that in due course it will meet the criteria for recognition in the EU and elsewhere overseas. 

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

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.

Careers

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Development & Functioning
  • The Context of Social Work
  • Social Work Theory & Practice 
  • Professional Practice 
  • Harm, Risk, Care & Protection
  • The Organisational Context

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There’s no formal closing date for postgraduate applications

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Work experience

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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14700 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5650 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

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