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Social Work (SSSC Approved)

University of Stirling

Venues

Stirling Campus

Content

Semesters 1-3:
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.

Semesters 4-8:
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.

Entry Requirements

2022 entry requirements:
4 Highers at AABB (first sitting) or AAAB (two sittings) plus Maths at National 5. National 5 English preferred.

Personal, voluntary or paid experience of Social Work or related activity is required.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

BA Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

L500

Course Length

4 years

Department

Social Sciences

SCQF Level

10

Website

www.stir.ac.uk