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Opportunity to study in North Carolina

International Exchange

The School of Social Work & Social Policy has a well-established exchange programme with the Department of Social Work at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro

Every second year, Strathclyde students and staff fly to North Carolina for a four-week study module -  ‘L5113 International Perspectives in Social Work’ (20 credits) comprising an exciting mix of classroom based sessions, agency visits and social outings. In exchange, every alternate year, US students and staff enjoy corresponding study and Scottish hospitality.

This opportunity is usually offered to first year undergraduate students, but is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate social work students, space permitting. For more information, contact Roisin McGoldrick.

Opportunity to study in Malta

Erasmus student placement exchange

The Department of Social Work & Social Policy, together with the University Of Malta offers an annual undergraduate placement exchange under the ‘Erasmus Inter-Institutional Agreement’.

Every year (since 2007) two final year students are offered the opportunity to undertake an 80-day placement module (L5402 Assessed Practice 2, 60 credits) in Malta. The opportunity to work directly with service users, and study with social workers in another European country, in a number of different social service settings, offers students a rich and varied experience.

Each student would be supervised by a qualified professional in Malta, in an agency where learning opportunities would be identified to ensure that learning outcomes meet the necessary credits at SCQF level 10.

In a reciprocal agreement, on the same annual basis, two Maltese undergraduate students visit Glasgow to undertake a period of assessed practice in Scottish social service agencies.

If you are interested in learning more about the criteria for this placement exchange, please contact Fiona Stansfield, our Manager of Practice Learning.