Teaching and assessment
for Social Work MSc
You will move between campus-based learning and practice-learning within a diverse range of social work-related workplaces.
In this way you will learn first-hand how to critically use and evaluate your knowledge to support others to improve the outcomes of their live outcomes and enhance their overall well-being.
You will be encouraged to make links between the knowledge you gain during this course with the experience, skills, and expertise you bring to it, and to be self-directed in your learning.
We teach using a variety of methods including:
- taught inputs from academic staff and practitioners, face to face, and online
- problem solving and research tasks, individually and in groups
- practice learning opportunities in a diverse range of social work related workplaces
- enquiry action learning activities
- tutor and peer support
- skills based role-play
- perspective of people who use services and their carers
You will be able to take advantage of practice learning opportunities across a range of locations including Dundee, Perth, Fife, Angus, and Edinburgh, allowing you to establish a broad range of networks.
There are three practice placements during the length of the course which total 200 days on placement.
During these placements, you will be attached to a social work practice setting and will be under the supervision of a practice educator. You will also have periods to return to the University and your personal tutor will provide regular support, including visiting you while on placement.
You may need to complete a top-up mathematics course while studying in order to satisfy the Scottish Social Services Council registration requirements.
The minimum requirement for the SSSC registration is:
- at least SQA National 5 Mathematics at grade C, GCSE Mathematics at grade C or 4, or equivalent; or
- an undergraduate degree with sufficient numerical content, such as a statistics course
There are a range of assessment methods including
- essay-based tasks, emphasising the links between theory and practice
- assessment of your direct practice whilst on placement
As this MSc lasts 22 months you study modules over two years:
- SW50017 - Decision Making
- SW50018 - Caring with Integrated Services
- SW50013 - Professional Practice
- SW50010 - Policy Development
- SW50019 - Leading for Change in Organisations
- SW50015 - Enhanced Professional Practice
These modules are an essential part of your course.
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