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School of Social and Political Science: Graduate school


MSW/Diploma in Social Work

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The application deadline for this programme is 5 July 2021.

Social Work at the School of Social and Political Science

One of the oldest departments in the UK, Social Work at Edinburgh has been ranked the country's number one for the second year in a row in the Complete University Guide 2020 league table. We were also in the top two in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

MSW/Diploma in Social Work

The Master of Social Work (MSW)/Diploma in Social Work at the University of Edinburgh is a postgraduate qualification for anyone wishing to practise as a qualified social worker.  Students come from all over the world to this programme, and go on to practise in diverse settings in social work practice, in training, in research, in government and in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

The programme provides a fundamental understanding of the theory and practice that underpins all work in the field.  Students spend half their time in the University and half in practice learning environments.  The Masters dissertation gives students an opportunity to explore, in depth, a subject of their own choice.

Social Work is located in the prestigious School of Social and Political Science.  The School brings together scholars from six disciplines and eleven research centres studying subjects ranging from Politics and International Relations to Science, Technology & Innovation Studies.

This menu to the upper left of this page contains links to the programme structure & courses, accreditationfees & funding, how to apply and some information about our staff, so please have a look around.

For more information about the subject area and staff please visit our Social Work at Edinburgh website.  If you're interested in applying for the programme, please feel free to get in touch.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Dr George Palattiyil
Programme Director

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