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MSc Social Work (Professional Qualification Route)

 

You can protect the most vulnerable members of our society and make a positive impact for social justice in the dynamic, challenging and rewarding field of social work. Through both academic and practice-based modules, our MSc programme prepares you to effect real change through research-based practice.

You’ll earn both a Master’s degree and the opportunity to qualify as a registered social worker in this intensive two-year, full-time programme – and develop your skills with the full support of our professional, experienced and dedicated staff. At GCU, you’ll be part of a thriving and diverse community that’s driven by a shared belief in global engagement, social responsibility and a commitment to the common good.

Quick Facts

 
Duration: 2 years (full-time)
Starting Date: September
Tuition Fee: £12,600  (intl. students)
Location: Glasgow, UK

This challenging MSc Social Work programme provides an accelerated route to qualification over two years. Successful students will draw on a combination of academic and practice experience, enabling them to study effectively at the master’s level.

Career Opportunities

Our graduates go on to a range of rewarding and impactful roles across the public, private and third sectors. Whether you choose to work with adults or children, as part of a team or in a specialist setting, in research or clinical practice – you’ll be prepared to make a real difference in the world around you.

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What I have enjoyed most about studying at GCU is the lectures given by professors who are helpful and most importantly are professionals in each of the chosen fields. This made us look forward to the lectures where we learned a lot of relevant and up to date information. The way professors include students into the lesson was very motivating as well.

Rita Errai

Master’s Student at GCU

Course Contents

Year one:

  • Practising Social Work Law
  • Situating Social Work
  • Theorising for Social Work
  • Practicing Social Work Skills and Knowledge
  • Researching for Social Work
  • In addition there is a 70 day Supervised Direct Practice Placement

Year two: 

  • In year two there is a 100 day Supervised Direct Practice Placement

In addition modules include:

  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Practicing Research Mindedness (Dissertation)
  • Making Professional Identity

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