Social Work Placements: Students

Students undertaking social work training that leads to a BA (Hons) in Social Work or an MSc/Postgraduate qualification are required to complete a range of Practice learning placements. Opportunities exist in a wide and varied range of social work agencies, in the statutory, voluntary and private sector.

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Social Work BA (Hons)

3 Practice Learning Opportunities

  • 2nd Year: 40 days
  • 3rd year: 60 days 
  • 4th Year: 80 days

For further information about placement opportunities, please contact the course leader Neil Gibson. Email n.gibson@rgu.ac.uk or telephone 01224 263212.

Social Work (Distance learning) BA (Hons)

2 Practice Learning Opportunities

  • 2nd year: 60 days (this can usually be undertaken in own workplace)
  • 3rd year: 100 days 
  • 3rd year only (Fast track students): 100 days

For further information about placement opportunities, please contact the course leader Iain Turnbull. Email i.turnbull1@rgu.ac.uk or telephone 01224 263218.

Social Work PgCert/PgDip/MSc

2 Practice Learning Opportunities

  • 1st year: 80 days
  • 2nd year: 90 days

For further information about placement opportunities, please contact the course leader Clare Swan. Email c.swan@rgu.ac.uk or telephone 01224 263235.

“The whole experience was very positive however, for me, the practical placements were the really big thing. In fact, my 4th year placement became my job!”

Lindsay Strachan Social Work BA (Hons)

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