Advanced Social Work Studies MSc

School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

Develop advanced critical, analytical, and research skills in any aspect of social work, with a course that can be tailored to your interests

Date of entry

September 2023

Start date
September 2023
12 months
Study mode
Full Time
Dundee City Campus

Add to your previous knowledge of social work, and develop your professional practice through enhancing your skills and knowledge in research and leadership.

This course is not a qualifying programme and does not allow those who complete it to register or practice as a social worker in Scotland or the rest of the United Kingdom.

If you are interested in qualifying as a social worker in the United Kingdom see MSc Social Work.

Learning alongside students from other professions, and from all over the world, the interdisciplinary approach of this course allows you to explore social work issues in relation to your own practice. You will learn the latest, most relevant research methods and undertake highly-influential research in your area of interest. 

You will learn about ethical issues and dilemmas relating to social work.  You'll 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.

This course is ideal if you have been employed in any area of social work, including working with young people, people with disabilities, families, people in poverty, and within the criminal justice system.

You will be encouraged to share your experience and knowledge with other postgraduate students, both from social work and other professions including teachers, health professionals, and community workers.

Portrait of Golden Mwinsa
“The academic atmosphere here is just so encouraging. The teaching staff are highly accomplished, and when they are teaching they draw from their real professional experiences, or from the books and research papers they have published.”

Golden Mwinsa, MSc Advanced Social Work student 2018/19


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