Social Work (SSSC Approved)

Robert Gordon University


Year 1:
Study and Research Skills; Individual Psychology and the Lifespan; Introductory Sociology; Social Work Values, Roles and Tasks; Cognitive and Social Psychology; Sociology of Identity, Difference and Deviance; An Introduction to Law and Politics in Social Work; Social Work in Society.

Year 2:
Law and Social Work; Human Growth and Behaviour; Social Policy and Social Work Practice; Social Work Methods; Social Work Practice 1; Disability and Mental Health: A Life Course Approach; Social Work with Older People; Social Work with People with Substance Problems.

Year 3:
Social Work Practice 2; Practice Learning 2/Contexts; Personal and Professional Development 1; Social Work with Children and Families; Social Work Practice and Research Methods; Social Work in Criminal Justice; Counselling within Social Work Practice.

Year 4:
Social Work Practice 3; Practice Learning – Risk Assessment/Risk Management; Evidence Based Practice; Dissertation Study; Integrated Health and Social Care; Social Work in a Global Context OR Management in Social Work Settings OR Therapeutic Practice with Children.

Entry Requirements

2021 entry requirements:
4 Highers at BBCC (BCC or CCCC for widening access entry) plus National 5 English and Maths or Applications of Maths. You will be required to attend an interview.

You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Start Date





BA Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 years


School of Applied Social Studies

SCQF Level