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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Glasgow Caledonian University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

You can protect the most vulnerable members of our society and make a positive impact for social justice in the dynamic, challenging and rewarding field of social work. Through both academic and practice-based modules, our MSc programme prepares you to effect real change through research-based practice.

You’ll earn both a master’s degree and the opportunity to qualify as a registered social worker in this intensive two-year, full-time programme – and develop your skills with the full support of our professional, experienced and dedicated staff. At GCU, you’ll be part of a thriving and diverse community that’s driven by a shared belief in global engagement, social responsibility and a commitment to the common good.

This challenging MSc Social Work programme provides an accelerated route to qualification over two years. Successful students will draw on a combination of academic and practice experience, enabling them to study effectively at the master’s level.

Graduate prospects

Our graduates go on to a range of rewarding and impactful roles across the public, private and third sectors. Whether you choose to work with adults or children, as part of a team or in a specialist setting, in research or clinical practice – you’ll be prepared to make a real difference in the world around you.

Accreditation

This programme is accredited by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and all students must be registered with the SSSC.

Assessment methods

We use a wide range of learning and teaching methods to ensure that you have both the necessary knowledge and understanding of business and management and a portfolio of intellectual and personal skills.

Each module on the programme uses its own learning, teaching and assessment strategy to achieve learning objectives. Assessment methods vary between modules and may include unseen examinations, class tests, essays, management reports, case studies, presentations, and group work.

Teaching methods

The learning and teaching methods we use ensure that our programme is both vocationally relevant and academically challenging. Our approach is student-centred, practical, participative and relevant to the needs of employers.

We've moved away from the traditional teacher-centric learning to a more independent learning approach, where you are encouraged to develop critical thinking skills.

Tuition fees

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£ 13,500per year

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University information

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Glasgow Caledonian University

  • University League Table

    88th

  • Campus address

    Glasgow Caledonian University, City Campus, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G4 0BA, Scotland

The campus is in the heart of Glasgow, an affordable, accessible and welcoming city – voted one of the top 10 best cities in the world (Time Out 2019).
GCU can help international students with their visa application, finding accommodation and with English language, helping them to settle in and feel at home.
Benefit from a wide range of generous scholarships to help ensure that courses are accessible.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    37th out of 83 27

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    109 63%

    67th

    57
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90 90%

    17th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    23rd

    15

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