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.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Scottish Social Services Council
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
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
|IELTS (Academic)||7||IELTS of overall 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each element|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university.