University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

Social Work

The qualification is recognised throughout the UK and it's expected that in due course it will meet the criteria for recognition in the EU and elsewhere overseas. The course is based on the Standards in Social Work Education (SiSWE) and is to be validated by social work's professional body in Scotland, the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). The course provides a stimulating blend of university-based teaching and agency-based learning opportunities across both years.

Course modules

Semester 1: human development and functioning; the context of social work; social work theory and practice 1. Semester 2: professional practice 1. Year 2 semester 1: harm, risk, care and protection; the organisational context; social work theory and practice 2. Semester 2: professional practice 2; Master's dissertation; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Our assessment methods consist of regular feedback on specific tasks related to teaching and learning as you work through a module. Modules are formally assessed in a range of different ways, including essay, report, presentations and peer group assessments.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Social Work - MSW Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,500 per (Year 1) 2 Years
Master of Social Work - MSW Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,300 per (Year 1) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Strathclyde G1 1XQ Scotland

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