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Social work degrees

What is social work?

Social workers have a responsibility to promote the rights of powerless people, protect the vulnerable and disadvantaged and address the causes and effects of offending behaviour.

Why study social work?

Validated by the Scottish Social Services Council and closely aligned to the Standards in Social Work Education, the degree will give you a recognised professional award in social work. It will also prepare you for the challenging role of being a social worker.

Why study at Strathclyde?

Studying a social work degree at the University of Strathclyde, you'll be learning at a multi-award-winning academic institution. A 5-star QS-rated university, we are the Times Higher Education University of the Year 2019 - the only university to be awarded the UK-wide award for a second time!

The Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (funded by the Scottish Government to improve the wellbeing of vulnerable children and families, and care leavers), the Centre for the Child and Society, and Community Care Works are all based within Strathclyde and contribute to teaching in the course as well as to research and consultancy.

In our undergraduate degree, you'll have the opportunity to work/study abroad, thanks to our well-established links with the University of Greensboro, North Carolina in the United States and an exchange agreement with the University of Malta. 

Keyla PhD student
My supervision team is very accessible and supportive which makes a lot of difference. I feel like they are very engaged with my research and my PhD journey, offering all the support they can individually as well as institutionally. The Strathclyde team is always ready to help as well, I feel very supported.
Keyla Correa Montenegro