University of Stirling

University of Stirling

Social Work Studies

This course provides students with an integrated academic and professional course which develops the intellectual and practice skills necessary for professional practice as a social worker.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. Practical experience in a social care setting is essential. Registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) is a requirement for commencing and remaining on the programme (further information on how to apply will be provided to successful applicants who accept a place on the course). Enrolled students must also be a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme.

Course modules

Year 1: theory and practice of social work; social work law and policy; human development and family contexts.
Year 2: health, illness and disability; crime, welfare and justice; children, families and society; research method.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Stirling Campus Stirling FK9 4LA Scotland

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