What will I learn?

Develop advanced critical, analytical, Interdisciplinary and research skills in any aspect of social work. Our flexible on-campus course is tailored to your interests.

Overview

This course focuses on the complex issues and challenges of 21st century social work.

We have a range of expertise and experience, including interdisciplinarity (a specific and unique strength of the programme), leadership, research, values and social work practice. We are particularly keen to establish links between theory and practice. Our modules also draw on experienced and knowledgeable guest lecturers both from the field and from academic research.

Flexible course

The MSc in Advanced Social Work Studies will allow you to engage with advanced level social work theory and develop the knowledge base and enquiry skills required to understand and contribute to 21st century social work.

The course curriculum will encompass taught modules which require you to engage with ethical issues and dilemmas relating to social work. You will have the opportunity to critically engage with the challenges and opportunities of inter-professional collaboration and the role that organisational culture and change plays in the way social work is shaped and delivered.

The course will require you to develop and apply research skills and methods to social work issues in order to produce a Master’s level dissertation. This will allow you to explore and examine social work issues and contexts in order to develop new ways of thinking and understanding, and in turn seek to be transformative and impactful.

Professional relevancy

The social work modules have been approved, and are reviewed regularly, by the Scottish Social Services Council.

Who should study this course?

If you do not require a qualification to practise social work, but wish to enhance and develop your social work skills and knowledge at Master's level, this course is for you. Without the requirement for practice placements, the qualification can be achieved within one year.

If you are a postgraduate student wishing to develop a research profile, or to further your career in terms of practice or leadership, this course is also suitable.

Careers

The programme will prepare you for your chosen career in social work or a related field and gives you the flexibility and choice about how best to do this. The scope for applying advanced social work skills is vast - social workers are employed in a wide variety of settings, beyond what might traditionally be considered 'social work.'

Which department am I in?

School of Education and Social Work

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£18,150.00 (US$ 23,682) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2020

Venue

Dundee City Campus

University of Dundee,

Dundee,

DD1 4HN, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students with a minimum GPA score of 3.0 will be considered for Master’s level study on most programmes. Normally a 2.1 or 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject for International curriculum will be required. IELTS score of 6.5 overall, including at least 6.0 in writing and 6.0/5.5 in the other three components.

For international students

IELTS Overall 6.5 including Listening 5.5, Reading 5.5, Writing 6.0, Speaking 6.0.

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