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Social Work

University of the West of Scotland

48 months
14500 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Social Work degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland has been designed in collaboration with employers and service users to provide you with the knowledge and practical experience to qualify as a practicing social worker. 


Program Details

Social Work degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland allows you to develop personally and professionally to achieve an honours degree, a nationally recognised professional qualification that opens doors to a rewarding and increasingly important career.

Designed in collaboration with employers and service users, this programme meets the requirements of the Scottish Government and has been approved by the Scottish Social Services Council. Lecturers are registered social workers with wide-ranging expertise and students are addressed by guest lecturers and service users.


Placements are varied and have taken place in organisations, including:


Children’s units


Addiction teams

Women’s support and aid organisations 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Inter-Professional Communication
  • Social Work Law
  • Critical & Radical Social Work in Practice
  • Advanced Skills: Practice Simulation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Full time international students, part-time students and online students can also apply until 6 weeks before the start of the course.



480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Literacy & Numeracy

All applicants are expected to demonstrate good levels of literacy and numeracy, holding passes in English and Mathematics at the following levels:

  • Scottish National 5 (grades A, B or C)
  • Scottish Standard Grade (grades 1, 2 or 3)
  • Scottish Intermediate 2 (grades A, B or C)
  • GCSE (A, B or C)
  • Irish Leaving Certificate Ordinary level (grade C2 or higher)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

For Scottish students, cost of study per year is 1,820£

Living costs for Paisley

700 - 1400 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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