• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Validated by the Scottish Social Services Council and closely aligned to the Standards in Social Work Education, the Social Work degree from the University of Strathclyde will give you a recognised professional award in social work. It will also prepare you for the challenging role of being a social worker.
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Social workers have a responsibility to promote the rights of powerless people, protect the vulnerable and disadvantaged and address the causes and effects of offending behaviour.

During the Social Work degree from the University of Strathclyde , you'll have the opportunity to work/study abroad, thanks to our well-established links with the University of Greensboro, North Carolina in the United States and an exchange agreement with the University of Malta.


Qualified social workers are in demand in a number of areas, especially children and family services. They are now among the best paid public sector workers.

Graduates from this course work in all levels of social work, including senior management positions, local authorities and in the independent sector.

Many graduates remain in contact with the University after securing employment, some acting as placement mentors for future students.


Scottish Social Services Council

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      • Honours: 48 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
    • Honours: 480 credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Preparing for Lifelong Learning
  • Understanding Social Science and Social Research
  • Psychology for Social Work
  • Poverty, Disadvantage and Discrimination 
  • Values, Ethics and Justice
  • People, Communities and Society
  • Social Work Organisation and Collaborative Practice
  • Social Work Processes and Practices

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

Highers (entry generally from S6)Standard entry requirements

  • 1st sitting: AABB (English (or a social subject) B, Maths/Applications of Mathematics National 5 C)
  • 2nd sitting: AAAB (English (or a social subject) B, Maths/Applications of Mathematics National 5 C)
A LevelsYear 1 entry
  • ABB (GCSE English Language 6/B or English Literature 6/B, GCSE Maths 6/b)

HNC/HND: Year 1 entry: HNC in Social Care, Social Sciences, Early Education and Child Care, Counselling, Working with Communities, and Learning and Development with A in graded unit; Year 2 entry: relevant HNC/HND plus minimum six months relevant and challenging work experience. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15300 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • Rest of UK: £9,250 per year.

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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