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School of Social and Political Science: Graduate school



The Master in Social Work/Diploma in Social Work programme allows students who already hold a degree to gain a qualification in social work and eligibility for registration as a social worker.

The University of Edinburgh is approved by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) to provide two routes to social work qualification: the undergraduate BSc (Social Work) and the two year postgraduate route. Both programmes comply with the Scottish Requirements for Social Work Training and facilitate students meeting the Standards in Social Work Education (SISWE) and the Key Capabilities in Child Care and Protection.

The MSW is also recognised as a professional qualification in social work across the world, including the United States and Canada. For information about using your MSW degree in the  USA and Canada please see:

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