Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University

Social Work

Through a combination of academic and practice-based modules, the programme teaches the knowledge and skills necessary to work as an effective and research-minded practitioner, able to act effectively within the complex demands of social work practice. The programme develops your skills in the social work field through support from a professionally qualified and committed staff team. As the programme provides an accelerated route to qualification over 2 years, compared to the 4-year Honours degree, the programme is both intensive and challenging. It is therefore essential that you have a combination of academic and practice experience that will enable you to study effectively at Master's level.

Entry requirements

UK Honours degree 2.1 (or equivalent) in an area of social science and substantial relevant practice experience. Other qualifications may be considered. Applicants must be eligible for registration with the SSSC as a student social worker. Registration is dependent on an Enhanced Disclosure check conducted by Disclosure Scotland. International students whose 1st language is not English shall be required to demonstrate evidence of satisfactory competence by completing an IELTS test with a score of at least 6.5 (with no element below 6.0) or by holding another recognised qualification.

Course modules

Modules include: Ethical decision-making in social work; reflection and evaluation in social work; partnership working; leadership in practice learning; evaluating evidence to develop research and inform practice; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on coursework.

Sponsorship information

Some students are eligible for tuition fee support. The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university. Scholarships of £1,000 are available to all international students; there are no special application forms for scholarships and decisions will be made on the basis of the information provided with the application forms.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Glasgow Caledonian University Glasgow G4 0BA Scotland

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Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
0141 331 8630