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Social Work (Hons)

University of Dundee

48 months
19500 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Social Work (Hons) programme from the University of Dundee will help you build your confidence and obtain the knowledge and experience to enter the social work profession


In the Social Work (Hons) programme from the University of Dundee you will develop a wide range of skills, values, and knowledge framed from a social justice perspective, to understand and address the social challenges faced by vulnerable people.

Social work offers you a fascinating and rewarding career. You'll gain valuable insight and experience of the social work role through a combination of learning opportunities on campus and in practice.

Practice learning opportunities take place in a range of settings, working with a variety of people with diverse needs. We have links with many agencies, and work in partnership to offer you practice learning opportunities with local authorities, and in private and voluntary settings.

Through reflective and professional practice, you'll learn about:

  • the community context of social work
  • the theory of contemporary practice
  • the legal and policy context
  • understanding human development
  • values and ethical issues
  • models of social work intervention


After you graduate you will be eligible for full registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) as a professionally qualified social worker.

Since social workers are employed in a wide range of community and group care settings, providing services for most social groups, there is scope to pursue a career in line with your particular interests.

Most of our graduates are employed shortly after graduating with many securing employment prior to finishing their studies. 

You will acquire an internationally recognised qualification, and we have graduates working professionally across the world. 

Graduates in recent years have risen to the highest professional levels in social work and related agencies.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Working Together
  • Values: Self, Society and the Professions
  • The Formation of Social Work
  • Power, Politics and Practice
  • Relationship Building Skills
  • Reflective and Ethical Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Advanced Diploma: Grade C
  • BTEC: A relevant BTEC Extended Diploma with DMM
  • GCE-A Level: AB or CCC
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 29 points 
  • Scottish Baccalaureate: Pass with CC
  • SQA Higher/Advanced Higher: Standard: ABB or BBBC at Higher Widening access: BBB or BBCC at Higher
  • SQA Higher National: A relevant HNC with B in the Graded Unit
  • Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP): Relevant subjects with ABB grades
  • Welsh Baccalaureate: Pass with CC at A-Level

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19500 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

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

Living costs for Dundee

787 - 1494 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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