You’ll follow introductory courses in Sociology and Social Policy to give you an understanding of the wider context for social work.
In addition, you’ll take four modules that introduce you to social work knowledge, skills, law and policy, and one which incorporates community-based practice. You’ll also take two other modules of your choice.
You’ll benefit from working alongside postgraduate students who are studying social work at MSc level. Through a combination of well-supported work placements and class-room learning, you’ll cover:
How to apply theory to social work practice, with two assessed practice placements in Semesters 5 and 6. You’ll work directly with people who use social services, as well as being supported and supervised by qualified social workers and other professionals;
Specific social work skills in relation to different members of society, including: children; families; people with disabilities and people who offend;
In your fourth year you’ll write an Honours dissertation and carry out a piece of empirical research. We believe it’s vital to have experience in carrying out research to understand its relevance in practice.
2024 entry requirements:
4 Highers at AABB (first sitting) or AAAB (two sittings) plus English and Maths at National 5.
Personal, voluntary or paid experience of Social Work or related activity is essential.