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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?

The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow is an award-winning academic institution - the only to have won Times Higher Education University of the Year twice! We're ranked second in the UK for Social Work by The Complete University Guide Subject Tables 2022.

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. 

Postgraduate support

Access a wealth of support and resources for postgraduate study. Details on the application process, accommodation, fees and other useful information can be found here.    

Postgraduate support
Ranked 2nd for Social Work by Complete University Guide 2022

We're ranked 2nd in the UK for Social Work.

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