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  • Qualification

    MSW - Master of Social Work

  • Location

    The University of Edinburgh

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    21 months

Course summary

Programme description

Our Master of Social Work (MSW) programme is a professional postgraduate qualification for those looking to practice as qualified social workers.

You’ll gain a fundamental understanding of the theory and practice that underpins all work in the field, splitting your time between theoretical learning on campus and practical work in various learning environments.

Recognition of qualification

The MSW qualification is recognised by the Scottish Social Services Council and the corresponding regulators of social work in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, and those who successfully complete the programme are eligible for registration as a social worker.

The programme is approved by the Scottish Social Services Council, complies with the Scottish Requirements for Social Work Training and enables you to meet the Standards in Social Work Education and the Key Capabilities in Child Care and Protection.

It is also recognised as a professional qualification in social work across the world, including the United States and Canada.

Social work in the USA

Social work in Canada

Accreditation

Successful completion of our MSW programme qualifies you to practise as a social worker.

Tuition fees

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£ 24,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    15th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    1st out of 83

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    174 100%

    1st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

    40th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%

    25th

    11

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