Social Work at University of Strathclyde - UCAS

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Course summary

Social workers have a responsibility to promote the rights of powerless people, and protect the vulnerable and disadvantaged. Why Social Work at Strathclyde? Benefit from a blend of university and agency-based opportunities. Prepare for the challenging role of a social worker through opportunity to interact with service users and their carers. Complete three placements in social work and not-for-profit settings. Validated by the Scottish Social Services Council. Study abroad in one of our partner institutions. Benefit from high levels of staff interaction. Work placement During the course you’ll undertake three placements - one observational placement in Year 2 and an assessed placement in Years 3 & 4. These placements take place in a variety of social work settings across the west and southern coast of Scotland, including social work departments and voluntary organisations. You’ll get the opportunity to work with children and young people, older people and adults and people with disabilities or mental health problems and people who use criminal justice services. Students are required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) including protecting vulnerable groups scheme (PVG). This is for successful applicants applying to courses which involve placement opportunities (working with children, young people and vulnerable adults). Your Career Graduates work in all levels of social work including senior management positions, local authorities and in the independent sector. Recent graduate roles include: Criminal Justice Social Worker Residential Child Care Worker

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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University of Strathclyde
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Interview and/or Group Activity


Completion of a Further Information Response. Registration with the SSSC.

English language requirements

Where English is a second language an IELTS (Academic) overall score of 7.0 with a minimum 6.5 in each element, (or an equivalent).

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Scotland £1820* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
EU £19600 Year 1
International £19600 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Undergraduate students who live in Scotland will usually have their tuition fees paid by the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS). If you have previously attended university or college or are not sure about your eligibility, you should contact SAAS to check your eligibility to have your fees paid. SAAS will pay your tuition fees directly to Strathclyde. Most undergraduate students from the rest of the UK (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) will receive a free year of tuition as, assuming no change in Rest of UK fees policy over the period, the total amount payable by undergraduate students will be capped. For students commencing study next session, this is capped at £27,750. Students studying on Integrated Masters degree programmes pay an additional £9,250 for the Masters year with the exception of those undertaking a full-year industrial placement where a separate placement fee will apply. The University of Strathclyde offers a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. For further information, please consult the following page: For further information on tuition fees, additional costs and funding for this programme, please view the "Fees and funding" section on the programme website.
Social Work at University of Strathclyde - UCAS