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Have you ever thought what it might be like to live in Edinburgh, Scotland's capital, home of the world's largest international arts festival and one of the most beautiful cities in the world?
Have you ever wondered about coming to study at The University of Edinburgh, established in 1582 and today an internationally renowned centre for teaching and research?
Have you ever wanted to be part of a university community which is one of the most diverse in the UK, with students from 145 countries worldwide?
Ranked 7th in Europe and a leading university worldwide (Times Higher Education 2010/2011), the University of Edinburgh has trained social workers since 1918. Today both undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in social work are on offer, and a lively PhD community contributes to the overall mix. Social work students spend around half their time in academic learning in the university and another half in supervised practice learning in social work agencies.
The Master of Social Work is a full-time, 21-month postgraduate degree and qualification for those who wish to work as professional social workers. The BSc (Social Work) comprises two years of foundation studies in the social sciences followed by two years of professional education and training. Completion of either programme fulfils the registration requirements of the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and entitles you to register and practice as a qualified professional social worker.
All our academic staff have worked as social work practitioners and all are involved in research and writing as well as teaching and supervision. Social Work at Edinburgh was ranked top in Scotland and 7th in the UK in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008).
This page was published on 26 April 2011