The MSW in Social Work is a two-year, full-time postgraduate degree course. Why study MSW Social Work at Strathclyde? The qualification is recognised throughout the UK and it’s expected that in due course it will meet the criteria for recognition in the EU and elsewhere overseas. The Masters in Social Work course is based on the Standards in Social Work Education (SiSWE) and is to be validated by social work's professional body in Scotland, the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). The degree provides a stimulating blend of university-based teaching and agency-based learning opportunities across both years. Your Career Recent graduate job titles include: Criminal Justice Social Worker Mental Health Social Worker Prison Social Worker Social 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
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
Upper second-class Honours degree, preferably in a social science discipline but graduates in other disciplines with an understanding of social sciences are welcome. Maths National 5 C/Applications of Mathematics National 5 C or above, and an English qualification at the minimum of SCQF level 5 or equivalent, is also required. Applicants who do not have a Honours degree may be considered if they have extensive professional experience and can demonstrate academic ability at postgraduate level. A minimum of six months of directly-relevant experience in social work, social care, community work or a closely-related activity is essential. In general, we expect you to have had at least six months full-time work experience, or its equivalent in part-time work, at the point of the application. We’re more concerned with the quality of experience than whether or not it’s paid. It’s useful to think about experience in three dimensions – duration, range and depth. While longer and more diverse experience is of great value, depth (or quality) is perhaps more important since this is what allows learning and professional development. Often experience is 'deeper' in contexts where supervision is offered regularly, allowing for in-depth discussion in practice issues and dilemmas. Undertaking relevant reading and training while working often helps people to deepen the quality of their work experience.
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Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£7200||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£7200||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£7200||Year 1|