Social Work

University of Strathclyde


The MSW in Social Work is a 2-year, full-time, postgraduate degree course.

The qualification is recognised throughout the UK and it’s expected that in due course it will meet the criteria for recognition in the EU and elsewhere overseas. The course is based on the Standards in Social Work Education (SiSWE) and is to be validated by social work's professional body in Scotland, the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

The course provides a stimulating blend of university-based teaching and agency-based learning opportunities across both years.

Entry Requirements

You must normally have achieved or be on track to achieve a 2:1 honours degree preferably in an area of social sciences.

In very exceptional circumstances, candidates who not do have an Honours degree may be considered, if they have very extensive professional experience and can demonstrate academic ability at graduate level.

It’s preferable that you should have National 5 English and Maths.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Social Work and Social Policy

SCQF Level