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Social Work - Blended Learning (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 43 months
University rank #801 (QS) Aberdeen, United Kingdom
The BA Social Work - Blended Learning (Hons) offered at the Robert Gordon University you will have a vital role in society providing support and protection to people who are disadvantaged and vulnerable. Requiring dedication and compassion, social work is a challenging yet fulfilling career.
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At the Robert Gordon University studying the BA Social Work - Blended Learning (Hons) will provide you with the knowledge, values and skills required by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) to practice as a qualified Social Worker. There are two entry levels to this course dependent on your existing qualifications and experience, which are designed to give you the flexibility to balance your learning with your work and personal life. Please see the Entry Requirements tab for more details on entry levels.


Stage 2 entrants complete two assessed practice learning placements, one of 60 days starting in the January of the second calendar year of study, and one of 100 days starting in the January of the third calendar year of study. There is the possibility of the 60 day placement being undertaken in your place of work with some adjustments made to your existing role. This might not be suitable in all cases and must be discussed and agreed with the course team.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 43 months
    • Duration description

      Part Time

      • May: 2 years and 4 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Psychology For Social Work Practice
  • Sociology For Social Work Practice
  • Social Policy and Social Work Practice
  • Law And Legal Systems
  • Human Growth And Behaviour
  • Reflective Practice And Professional Development 

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

The distance learning route of the Degree which commences at SCQF8 is designed for employment based students who are seeking a professional qualification in social work, but who:

  • for geographical, financial and family reasons cannot attend a full-time Social Work course, and
  • are able to evidence relevant SCQF7 level accreditation (120 academic points) from prior certified and experiential learning.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6050 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6050 GBP per module and a duration of 43 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5640 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5640 GBP per module and a duration of 43 months.
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Scottish Students

  • £4,060 per stage

Living costs for Aberdeen

  • 729 - 1070 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


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