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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Paisley Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

OVERVIEW

Our MSc Social Work is a professionally accredited, two-year full time conversion master's degree allowing you to develop the practical skills and knowledge you need to play a crucial role in improving people’s lives.

The MSc offers a challenging and stimulating range of learning opportunities that will equip you with the key attributes necessary to work effectively in an increasingly globalised and pluralistic working environment.

The MSc in Social Work at UWS builds upon a long tradition of providing social work education dating back over 40 years. Social work education at UWS has a reputation second to none for promoting excellence in practice.

Professional recognition

This MSc is accredited by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). Upon successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) component of the degree, you are eligible to apply for registration with the SSSC or other social work regulators throughout the United Kingdom. Students will be encouraged to complete the full Master's when they successfully achieve the PgDip as this will optimise long-term employability and career flexibility.

Careers

UWS graduates enjoy excellent reputations with employers, working in:

  • local authority social services
  • voluntary or independent sectors
  • health
  • education

Careers can involve working directly with children, families, individuals in community care or in the criminal justice system.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 13,000per 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 the West of Scotland

  • University League Table

    103rd

  • Campus address

    University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus, High Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 2BE, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    39th out of 79 18

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    134 78%

    23rd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%

    60th

    43
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.65 73%

    67th

    23

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