This is an integrated academic and professional course which develops the intellectual and practical skills necessary for professional practice as a social worker.
We promote an understanding of social work which is informed by social justice and human rights, a profession that acknowledges the links between ‘public issues’ and ‘private troubles’ and seeks to address both. We value social work practice that has prevention at its heart and recognises the importance of collective approaches, actively engaging with and learning from user movements.
Our course is taught by qualified social workers including world leaders in their research field, and academics who maintain close connections with practice. You’ll experience inspirational contributions to teaching by people who have used social work services, as well as from practicing social workers.
You’ll enjoy the benefits of smaller class sizes with creative approaches to teaching and assessment as well as detailed feedback on your progress. On your practice placements, you’ll be supported and assessed by Practice Educators who are qualified or undertaking their Practice Educator training.
At the end of your studies, you’ll qualify as a social worker who is knowledgeable, skilled, analytical and ethical in your approach to working with individuals, families, groups and communities. The postgraduate qualification in Social Work Studies is accredited by the Scottish Social Services Council and is recognised throughout the UK.
4 year Bachelor’s degree GPA of 2.6/4.0 or 60%;
3 year Bachelor’s degree plus a 2 year Master’s degree with a GPA of 2.6/4.0 or 60% (in both Bachelor and Masters)
2 year Bachelor’s degree plus a 2 year Master’s degree with a GPA of 2.6/4.0 or 60% (in both Bachelor and Masters)
Individual course requirements may differ.
English Language Req:
Duolingo English Test (DET)
LanguageCert International ESOL B2
TOEFL iBT (Special Home Edition)
Fee & Funding:
Fee per year for PGDip: £17,275
Dissertation fee: £500*
*A £500 continuation fee will be charged if you want to continue from PGDip to MSc.