48 months
15900 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
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The Social Work (Hons) degree from University of Stirling combines practical experience with theory, and gives you the professional qualification you need to practise social work and help change people’s lives.

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Health and social care workers are the largest proportion of key worker occupations (Office for National Statistics) and the services provided by these workers are vital to society. The stimulating and challenging Social Work (Hons)  degree from University of Stirling  could be for you if you would like to have a rewarding career that makes a positive contribution to society.

You’ll be taught by qualified social workers, and members of national and international social work organisations. Our course content draws on the latest knowledge and experience of people working in social work today. Social workers are often involved in complex and difficult situations, as well as meaningful work. We equip you with the skills you need to successfully deal with the variety of social problems you could encounter in social work.   

For entry onto this highly regarded course, you’ll need to demonstrate some involvement with social work, the care system or a related field prior to starting the degree. This can take the form of volunteering or unpaid work.

What can you do with a social work degree?

Our BA (Hons) Social Work degree will equip you for social work jobs throughout the UK and in a variety of settings, including local authorities, prisons, hospitals and non-governmental organisations. The nature of the work is extremely varied and you can move between different work settings throughout your career.

There are more than 1.5 million people working in the social care sector in the UK in 38,000 different settings and the adult social care sector alone contributes an estimated £43 billion to the economy (prospects.ac.uk). 


The Scottish Social Services Council

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Differentiation
  • Foundations of Social Work Theory and Practice
  • Social Problems
  • Active Learning in the Community
  • Understanding Social Policy
  • Social Work Law and Policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

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  • 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

SQA Highers

  • AABB - by the end of S5
  • AAAB - by the end of S6
GCE A-levels
  • BBB
IB Diploma
  • 30 points
BTEC (Level 3)
  • DDM
Essential subjects
  • Numeracy and Literacy requirements evidenced at a minimum by Maths and English Standard Grade 3, National 5(c), Intermediate 2(c), GCSE (c/4) or equivalent qualification at this level.
  • Those without the formal qualifications for numeracy may be able to undertake additional study in the first year to meet SSSC requirements.
Widening access students
  • Widening access students may be eligible for an adjusted offer of entry. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15900 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • Students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland: £9,250

Living costs for Stirling

660 - 1140 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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