Social Work Studies MSc


University of Stirling    Education and Social Sciences

Full time & Part time January MSc, PGDip, PGCert 28 months full-time Award winner
Social Work (32) Sociology (33)

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Are you passionate about making a positive impact on people's lives? The Social Work Studies MSc programme at our university is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to become a professional social worker. Our integrated course combines academic learning with real-world experience, ensuring you're fully prepared for the challenges of the field. With a focus on social justice and human rights, you'll learn to address both public issues and private troubles. Practical experience in a social care setting is essential, and we offer smaller class sizes and supportive placements to enhance your learning journey. Join us and make a difference in the world.

About the course

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

We promote an understanding of social work which is informed by social justice and human rights, a profession that acknowledges the links between 'public issues' and 'private troubles' and seeks to address both. We value social work practice that has prevention at its heart and recognises the importance of collective approaches, actively engaging with and learning from user movements.

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Entry Requirements

A minimum of a second-class honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Practical experience in a social care setting is essential. Numeracy and literacy requirements evidenced at a minimum by Maths and English Standard Grade 3, National 5(c), Intermediate 2(c), GCSE (c/4) or equivalent qualification at this level.

Registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) is a requirement for commencing and remaining on the programme (information on how to apply will be provided to successful applicants). Enrolled students must also be a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme.




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