BA (Honours) in Social Work

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

Social work as a profession 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. 

The BA (Honours) in Social Work programme delivers stimulating preparation for a hugely rewarding career. It offers a blend of lecture-based learning and agency-based placements.

The programme prepares students for the challenging role social workers face working with individuals, families and groups in a variety of settings, such as day-care centres, neighbourhood offices, and residential units, as well as in service users' own homes. Social workers also provide services in various health settings, community centres, schools, courts and prisons.

While acknowledging the complex, often conflicting views of what social workers should do, the course delivers core knowledge and values and skills needed for practice. It offers richly collaborative teaching and learning opportunities which reflect employers' needs and equips students with the necessary skills in information and communication technology.

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

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