International Social Welfare

University of Strathclyde


The Masters in International Social Welfare is distinctive in the ways in which it develops a conceptual and theoretical understanding of global social issues, with a particular focus on the role of social work and social policy in addressing poverty and inequality and promoting human rights, social justice and social development.

It also provides a knowledge and understanding that will enable you to work in a variety of different social work and social development settings at local, national and international levels
You'll be encouraged to develop a critical understanding of global social issues and relate this knowledge to developments in a context of relevance to you, be that your own country or profession.

Case study material from a variety of social work and social policy settings will provide a unique opportunity to explore the complexities, challenges and dilemmas experienced by professionals in the fields of social work and social policy.

Entry Requirements

Normally first-class or second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in any discipline.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

12 months


Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Social Work and Social Policy

SCQF Level