University of Stirling

University of Stirling

Social Work Studies

This course provides students wiith 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

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

Assessment methods

A wide range of assessment methods is used: Essays, analytical accounts of practice, DVD recorded assessment of practice skills, class presentations, an oral examination on social work practice and assessment of the two practice learning opportunities.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,000 per Academic year (home fees) 22 months
MSc Full-time £ 11,400 per Academic year (overseas fees) 22 months

Campus details

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

Key information

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