The MSc in Social Work is delivered within the School of Education and Social Work. This reflects the multi-disciplinary context in which social work operates as a profession.

The aims of the course are to equip you to:

  • Work in partnership with individuals, families, groups, organisations and communities
  • Work for social justice
  • Act with a strong professional identity and function competently in multi-disciplinary teams and settings
  • Practise as accountable and autonomous professionals
  • Operate with confidence

Carers and Users Group

The social work course works closely and innovatively with their Carers and Users groups. This provides you with crucial perspectives and experiences of service users and carers in the delivery and development of the course.

Research-led teaching

Our academic staff team are committed to sharing their practice and research expertise with students and facilitating each individual journey towards qualification. The staff team contains leading researchers in a broad range of areas including Disability, Criminal Justice Social Work, Child Protection and Relationship-based practice. This expertise underpins the course content and the emphasis on the importance of research-informed practice.

Professional accreditation

The MSc in Social Work is professionally accredited by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

Practice learning opportunities

The course has links with a broad range of excellent agencies across the statutory, voluntary and private sectors. This will provide you with exceptional practice learning opportunities.

Due to the geographical location of the University, you will be able to take advantage of practice learning opportunities across a range of locations including Dundee, Perth, Fife, Angus and Edinburgh. This adds a depth and richness to the opportunities available and broadens the networks that you can establish during your time on the course.


The MSc In Social Work provides graduates with the professionally required social work qualification and opens up employment opportunities across a broad range of social work roles in the statutory, voluntary and private sectors. The qualification is generic and equips graduates to work across the broad range of service user groups and practice contexts.

Entry Requirements

You should have an Honours Degree of 2:2 or above.

English Language Requirement

IELTS Overall 6.5
Listening 5.5
Reading 5.5
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Program taught in:
  • English
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Last updated May 8, 2019
This course is Campus based
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22 months
5,950 GBP
per year, Scottish, EU and the rest of UK students. Overseas students (non-EU) £16,450 per year of study.
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