Glasgow Caledonian University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Social Work

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Course summary

Social workers make pivotal contributions to society by enabling children, adults and families to achieve their potential. This programme allows you to qualify as a social worker, eligible for professional registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and other UK Care Councils. Employment opportunities include working within local authorities in areas such as children and families, criminal justice, mental health and adult care, as well as the third and private sectors. The employment statistics for graduates from this programme are excellent. We employ a wide range of stimulating and engaging assessment methods, including video-work, written assignments, verbal presentations and simulations that enable students to develop the skills and knowledge they need for the professional social worker role.

Course details

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Scottish Social Services Council

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

Accredited university Access qualification • SWAP Access to Humanities/Social Work/Social Sciences with ABB overall • Edinburgh University and Edinburgh College: Access to Arts and Social Sciences Pass overall with Pass grade 2 in Classics and Psychology

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


2nd stage - essay requirement for those who pass 1st stage selection

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7IELTS of overall 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each element

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £1820* Year 1
EU £12250* Year 1
International £12250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

2022/23 fees are yet to be confirmed. The stated fee is the 2021/22 fee and can be used as a guide. For further information please visit our website

Sponsorship information

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Social Work at Glasgow Caledonian University - UCAS