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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Strathclyde

  • Study mode

    Full time

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  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This unique Masters programme is aimed at students with an interest in international social work and global social policy. The course will provide advanced knowledge about the theory and practice of social work and social policy in an international context. Students will be encouraged to develop a critical understanding of global social issues and relate this knowledge to developments in the context which is relevant to them, which could be their own country or profession. First, it seeks to develop a conceptual and theoretical understanding of global social issues, with a particular focus on the role of social work and social policy in addressing poverty and inequality and promoting human rights, social justice and social development. The programme also aims to prepare students with a knowledge and understanding that will enable them to work in a variety of different social work and social development settings at local, national and international levels.


Our assessment methods include: essays, exams, practise assessments.


This programme is designed to equip students with specialist knowledge in the area of international social welfare and a range of transferable social skills in data collection and analysis. We anticipate that students who graduate with an MSc in International Social Welfare will find employment in a range of professions, many of which are associated with the provision of voluntary or public services.

Tuition fees

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£ 16,000per year

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University information

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University of Strathclyde

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    University of Strathclyde, McCance Building, 16 Richmond Street, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G1 1XQ, Scotland

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