University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

Social Work

The is a 2-year, full-time, postgraduate degree course. 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.

Entry requirements

You must normally have achieved or be on track to achieve a 2.1 honours degree preferably in an area of social sciences; candidates should have mathematics and english at Standard Grade (credit level), Intermediate 2 (A-C) or GCSE (A-C), or a recognised equivalent; we normally expect you to have had at least six months full-time work experience, or its equivalent in part-time work, at the point of the application.

Assessment methods

Modules are formally assessed in a range of different ways, including essay, report, presentations and peer group assessments.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSW Full-time £ 3,400 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSW Full-time £ 10,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
PgDip Full-time £ 3,400 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
PgDip Full-time £ 6,800 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Telephone number: 
0141 548 3195