School of Social and Political Science

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We are one of the UK’s oldest social work departments, and we’re ranked the UK number one for the third year in a row in the Complete University Guide 2021 league table. We’re enormously proud of this but we’re even prouder of the exceptional professionals we’re training, who are making a huge difference to the lives of people who use social work services.

Whether you want to become a social worker or you’re qualified already we have education opportunities at undergraduate and postgraduate level:

  • BSc
  • MSW
  • MSc by Research
  • PG Certificate
  • PhD

These include a programme for qualified social workers who are interested in working in the field of mental health, and another programme for anyone interested in mental health issues in a global context.

We work collaboratively with stakeholders (universities, practice agencies, service user and carer groups, and policy makers) in Scotland, the UK and globally. Working with partners, we provide placement opportunities to put your knowledge and skills into practice while you learn.

Study with us and equip yourself to be a positive influence in society.