Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University

Social Work

Social work is a demanding and constantly developing profession requiring practitioners to remain fully up-to-date in their knowledge and skills; the course underpins the development of clinical specialities together with the evaluation of the evidence base for established practice and the generic skills essential to maximise personal and practice development; the course aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to embrace and promote professional leadership, allowing them to contribute meaningfully to the development and modernisation of health and social care delivery.

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 Scottish Social Services Council (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.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,850 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Full-time £ 12,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MSc Full-time £ 4,850 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
0141 331 8630