You will study the roots of social work and the milestones in the field’s development. You will also study social policy and will be able to choose a range of optional courses.
You will study the policy and legal frameworks of social work and take the course Working and Relating: Developing Your People Skills, plus two optional courses of your choice. At the end of your second year you will decide if you want to continue towards a professional social work qualification. Acceptance into Year 3 is subject to a recruitment process.
You will study core courses: Social Work in Communities; Social Work with Individuals and Families; Working with Self and Others: Skills, Theories and Methods; Understanding Care and Control; Working with Risk, Trust and Uncertainty; Professional Practice in Social Work 1 and 2 and also undertake your dissertation.
As year 3.
2024 entry requirements
4 Highers at AABB (first sitting) or 4 Highers at AAAB (two sittings) plus English and Maths or Applications of Maths at National 5 at C.
Widening access entry:
4 Highers at ABBB (by end of S6) plus English and Maths at National 5 at C. Highers at BBB must be achieved in one sitting S4-S6.
This degree is accredited by the SSSC (Scottish Social Services Council)
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Social and Political Science