The role of the social worker is vital to the local community and society in general. Working with people of all ages who may be socially excluded, vulnerable or undergoing some level of crisis, your role will be to guide, support and enable the service user to eventually support themselves as much as possible.
This full-time degree will provide you with the underpinning knowledge, values and skills required by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) to practise as a qualified social worker. You will be prepared for practice in all areas of social work, including child care, child protection, criminal justice and community care, and in a range of settings, including community, residential and group care.
Visit the website http://www.rgu.ac.uk/social-work-and-social-sciences/study-options/postgraduate-taught-full-time/social-work
This long-established course has an enviable reputation for the high quality of its teaching and support, as well as the high level of employment achieved by its graduates.
In two years, graduates can qualify with a Postgraduate Certificate allowing them to practice in the UK.
To graduate with a Masters in Social Work requires students to complete a dissertation. The Masters in Social Work is an academic qualification that is a useful for applicants who would like to work abroad.
•Contexts of Social Work Practice: Law, Sociology and Social Policy
•Development, Behaviour and Interpersonal Processes
•Social Work Theory, Professional Ethics and Research Methods
•Readiness for Practice
•Assessed Practice and Analysis 1
•Community Care and Vulnerable User Groups
•Change Process, Group Care Contexts and Institutional Experience
•Criminal Justice, Children and Families
•Assessed Practice and Analysis 2
Placements and accreditations
You will undertake two mandatory placements, one of 80 days and one of 90 days. You have the opportunity to take the first placement overseas in conjunction with a partner university.
How to apply
All applications should be made through UCAS. You must apply online at http://www.ucas.com/students/apply
For information on funding, including loans, scholarships and Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) please click the following link: http://www.rgu.ac.uk/future-students/finance-and-scholarships/financial-support/uk-students/postgraduate-students/postgraduate-students/
You should have a degree in a social science discipline. Other qualifications and experience will be considered, with entry being subject to the University's judgement that the person has reasonable expectation of being able to fulfil the requirements of the award.All international students for whom English is not their first language must provide evidence of linguistic ability, by gaining IELTS 7, prior to receiving an unconditional offer of a place on the course.