Social Work (SSSC Approved)

University of Dundee


City Campus


Social workers are often involved in complex and sometimes difficult situations. They are also involved in rewarding and meaningful work. At the University of Dundee you will learn the skills to equip you to successfully work with the wide range of social problems encountered in social work settings.

Our course draws on the expertise of users of social work services and carers, as well as stakeholders including local authority, voluntary agency and private agency staff. Users of social work inform many aspects of the course and also work alongside lecturers to deepen your understanding of their needs and role in co-producing social services.

Alongside developing knowledge, understanding, skills and abilities, the course will provide you with an underpinning knowledge about ethical theory and will stimulate discussion and reflection on your own ethics.

Entry Requirements

2022 entry requirements:
4 Highers at BBCC (BBB for widening access entry) including an English based subject plus English and Maths at National 5. You will be invited for interview. Experience of voluntary or paid work in social care or a related field is preferred.

You would require a satisfactory PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check to show you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details.

Start Date





BA Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 years


Education and Social Work

SCQF Level