Global & Local Social Work 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 2024

Start date
September 2024
12 months (full time)
Dundee City Campus

This course does not confer a professional qualification. The course 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, please see our 2-year postgraduate Social Work MSc or 4-year undergraduate Social Work BA (Hons).

This new course is stimulated by a time of global and local challenges for social work and social services. Learning alongside students worldwide, you will have the opportunity for academic exploration of practice, policy, research and leadership in social work and social services.

Underpinned by the Global Definition of Social Work, this academic course will enable you to develop a critical understanding of social work practice, policy, research and leadership.

The course considers and connects global and local social concerns, developments and research. It is intended for you if you have had experience working within social services. This includes work with children and families, adults and communities in government and non-government sectors, including voluntary work.

Successful completion of the course confers a Master's degree. The course is designed to support employability and further professional development for those who wish to work in Scotland or continue to do so, as well as those who may wish to work overseas within the social services workforce.

This one-year course does not contain integrated practice learning opportunities or internships and completion of the course does not confer a professional qualification.

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