BA (Hons) Social Work

Join our leading social work university; we're ranked 2nd in the UK for Social Work (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021) and we’ll prepare you with the skills you need for a successful career.

Key facts

  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Start date September 2021, September 2022
  • Duration 48 months
  • Mode of study Full-time
  • UCAS Code L500


The Scottish Social Services Council

The Scottish Social Services Council accreditation

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Health and social care workers are the largest proportion of key worker occupations (Office for National Statistics) and the services provided by these workers are vital to society. Our stimulating and challenging Social Work degree could be for you if you would like to have a rewarding career that makes a positive contribution to society. Our degree combines practical experience with theory, and gives you the professional qualification you need to practise social work and help change people’s lives.

You’ll be taught by qualified social workers, and members of national and international social work organisations. Our course content draws on the latest knowledge and experience of people working in social work today. Social workers are often involved in complex and difficult situations, as well as meaningful work. We equip you with the skills you need to successfully deal with the variety of social problems you could encounter in social work.   

For entry onto this highly regarded course, you’ll need to demonstrate some involvement with social work, the care system or a related field prior to starting the degree. This can take the form of volunteering or unpaid work.

Top reasons to study with us

Professional accreditation

When you successfully complete your Social Work degree, you can register as a qualified social worker with the Scottish Social Services Council. England, Wales and Northern Ireland each have their own registration body and they all accept this degree.

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What our students said

Katja Nicholson
Katja Nicholson
BA (Hons) Social Work
It was extremely beneficial that all lecturers were qualified social workers and brought a vast amount of knowledge and experience of different areas of social work to teaching.
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Charleen Gay
BA (Hons) Social Work
I have had the opportunity to hear from leaders in their field and to examine society in a way which is productive to Social Work practice.
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Kevin Carter
BA (Hons) Social Work
I remain actively involved with the University of Stirling both as an External Marker and Practice Assessor and this has clearly allowed me to continue to enhance my own personal and professional development in social work.
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