The University of Edinburgh

Degree level: Undergraduate

Master of Social Work (MSW) [Postgraduate Entry]

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Course summary

This programme offers you a professional qualification recognised by the Scottish Social Services Council and The Health and Care Professions Council, and eligibility for registration as a social worker. You’ll gain a fundamental understanding of the theory and practice that underpins all work in the field, splitting your time between theoretical learning on campus and practical work in various learning environments. The programme is approved by the Scottish Social Services Council, complies with the Scottish Requirements for Social Work Training and enables you to meet the Standards in Social Work Education and the Key Capabilities in Child Care and Protection. It is also recognised as a professional qualification in social work across the world, including the United States and Canada.

Course details


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2020.

If you already have a 2020 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.

EU

Wales

England

International

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Application codes

Course code:
L508
Institution code:
E56
Campus name:
Central area campus
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, is preferred. Applicants holding or predicted less than a 2:1 degree (or equivalent) with additional qualifications and/or substantial relevant experience may also be considered. Full, detailed entry requirements including English language requirements are available on the University of Edinburgh’s website along with important information on how to apply.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Other

You must be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience of social work and a sound motivation to train as a social worker through a period of paid or voluntary work in a social care/social work settings or any settings that allowed you to work with people in need. You will normally have at least six months of work experience at the time of applying. We may also consider your application if you have other voluntary or work experience and can demonstrate an ability to transfer your learning and experience, and to manage complex relationships in personal or work contexts. You must be able to demonstrate this in your personal statement.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £11300 Year 1
Northern Ireland £11300 Year 1
Wales £11300 Year 1
Channel Islands £11300 Year 1
EU £11300 Year 1
Scotland £11300 Year 1
International £22850 Year 1

Additional fee information

International Full time international students will pay a fixed annual fee rate for the duration of their programme. For up-to-date information http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding/tuition-fees/postgraduate
Master of Social Work (MSW) [Postgraduate Entry] at The University of Edinburgh - UCAS