Social Work

Bachelor degree
48 months
Application deadlines: April 30
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: £20
Intakes: September
International tuition: £13,100
Domestic tuition: £1,820

Program overview

You’ll follow introductory courses in Sociology and Social Policy to give you an understanding of the wider context for social work. In addition, you’ll take four modules that introduce you to social work knowledge, skills, law and policy, and one which incorporates community-based practice. You’ll also take two other modules of your choice. You’ll benefit from working alongside postgraduate students who are studying social work at MSc level. Through a combination of well-supported work placements and class-room learning, you’ll cover: How to apply theory to social work practice, with two assessed practice placements in Semesters 5 and 6. You’ll work directly with people who use social services, as well as being supported and supervised by qualified social workers and other professionals. Specific social work skills in relation to different members of society, including: children; families; people with disabilities and people who offend. In your fourth year you’ll write an Honours dissertation and carry out a piece of empirical research. We believe it’s vital to have experience in carrying out research to understand its relevance in practice.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
SQA Higher: AABB or equivalents Foreign school leavers are required to complete a Foundation Year for entry to the University. English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 in each skill; Pearson Test of English 54 overall with a minimum of 51 in each component; IBT TOEFL 80 with no subtest less than 17.

Career opportunities

BA (Hons) Social Work degree will equip you for social work jobs throughout the UK and in a variety of settings, including local authorities, prisons, hospitals and non-governmental organisations. The nature of the work is extremely varied and you can move between different work settings throughout your career.

Campus location

Stirling , United Kingdom

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