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Social Work (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (QS) Aberdeen, United Kingdom
This BA Social Work (Hons) course offered at the Robert Gordon University will provide you with the knowledge, values and skills to practise as a qualified Social Worker. Working with people of all ages who may be socially excluded, vulnerable or undergoing some level of crisis, your role will be to guide, support and enable the service user to eventually support themselves as much as possible.
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At the Robert Gordon University studying the BA Social Work (Hons) is internationally-recognised and will prepare you for practice in all areas of social work, including child care and protection, criminal justice, community, and group care; through which you’ll make a positive difference in peoples’ lives.

We’re the largest provider of social work education in Scotland, which we’ve delivered for more than 50 years. We have a reputation for the high-quality teaching, as well as the high-level of employment achieved by our graduates.

Job Prospects

Graduates find employment across the social work sector. Our students have been in great demand throughout the UK, and 95% are in work or study six months after finishing the course (Unistats, 2018). The international focus of the course also provides employment possibilities in a range of European countries, the USA and Australia. Our graduates have also found employment in criminal justice, child care/child protection as well as roles working with people with mental health issues, substance misuse problems, physical disabilities or old age.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Study And Research Skills
  • Individual Psychology And The Lifespan
  • Introductory Sociology
  • Social Work Values, Roles and Tasks
  • Cognitive And Social Psychology
  • Sociology Of Identity, Difference And Deviance
  • An Introduction To Law and Politics in Social Work
  • Social Work In Society

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • SQA Higher: BBCC. Applicants will be expected to have Mathematics, Numeracy or equivalent at National 5 at grade C or above.
  • GCE A Level: CCC. Applicants will be expected to have Mathematics, Numeracy or equivalent at GCSE level at grade 5/C or above.
  • Irish Leaving Certificate Higher: H3H3H3H3. Applicants will be expected to have Mathematics, Numeracy or equivalent at grade O3 or above.
  • IB Diploma: 26. Applicants will be expected to have Mathematics, Numeracy or equivalent at Standard Level grade 4 or above

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15040 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15040 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Rest of UK Students

  • £6,750 per academic year

Living costs for Aberdeen

  • 729 - 1070 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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