36 months
16400 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Validated by the Scottish Social Services Council and closely aligned to the Standards in Social Work Education, the Social Work (Hons) 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.


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 (Hons) 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

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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360 alternative credits
  • Honours: 480 credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

Highers (entry generally from S6)

  • AABB, entry generally from S6 including English (or a social subject) B, Maths/Applications of Mathematics National 5 C, and an English qualification at the minimum of SCQF  level 5 or equivalent
A LevelsYear 1 entry

    (GCSE English Language 6/B or Literature 6/B, GCSE Maths 6/B)


Year 1 entry: preferred relevant HNC subjects are Social Services, Social Sciences, Childhood Practice, Counselling, Working with Communities, Learning & Development, and Law or Legal Services, A in Graded Unit

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16400 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • England, Wales & Northern Ireland: £9,250

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 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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