Health and social care workers are the largest proportion of key worker occupations (Office for National Statistics) and the services provided by these workers are vital to society. Our stimulating and challenging Social Work degree could be for you if you would like to have a rewarding career that makes a positive contribution to society. Our degree combines practical experience with theory, and gives you the professional qualification you need to practise social work and help change people’s lives. You’ll be taught by qualified social workers, and members of national and international social work organisations. Our course content draws on the latest knowledge and experience of people working in social work today. Social workers are often involved in complex and difficult situations, as well as meaningful work. We equip you with the skills you need to successfully deal with the variety of social problems you could encounter in social work. For entry onto this highly regarded course, you’ll need to demonstrate some involvement with social work, the care system or a related field prior to starting the degree. This can take the form of volunteering or unpaid work.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Scottish Social Services Council
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.
If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
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
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Subject Specific Requirement: 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. Those without the formal qualifications for numeracy may be able to undertake additional study in the first year. If you do not have these requirements please contact [email protected] to discuss your qualifications. A written stage 2 selection task for selected applicants.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||7||Obtain IELTS 7.0 with 6.0 minimum in each skill or equivalent.|
If you don’t meet the entry requirements there are English language courses which can help you prepare for your degree: https://www.stir.ac.uk/international/international-students/pre-sessional-english-language-courses/
English language requirements
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Fees and funding
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