BA (Honours) in Social Work

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Why study at the School of Social Work and Social Policy?

"A blend of lecture-based learning and agency-based practical placements, ensures that the BA in Social Work is stimulating preparation for a hugely rewarding career"

The BA (Honours) degree in Social Work prepares students for the challenging role and tasks social workers face. While acknowledging the complex, often conflicting views of what social workers should do, this degree programme provides a clear view of the core knowledge and skills and values needed for practice, grounded in teaching and learning which reflect employers' needs. It equips students with key skills in information and communication technology and provides opportunities for collaborative teaching and learning.

Social work has a particular responsibility to promote the rights of powerless people, to protect vulnerable and disadvantaged people and to address the causes and effects of offending behaviour. Social workers work with individuals, families and groups in a variety of settings, such as neighbourhood offices, daycare centres and residential units, as well as service users' own homes. Social workers also provide services in various health settings, community centres, schools, courts and prisons.

The degree is awarded by University of Strathclyde. The programme is validated by the Scottish Social Services Council and is closely aligned to the Standards in Social Work Education

NOTE: Please note that the Residential Child Care Pathway (L502) from the Scottish Government has now been Discontinued

Further Information

Sep 2015 entry to full-time BA Hons social work (Admission Code : L501)

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

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