Why Study Social Work & Social Sciences?

Robert Gordon University has an outstanding graduate employment record in a wide range of fields. Specialists in social work and social sciences deliver highly innovative teaching and assessments, supported by experienced practitioners, professionals and employers.

Hands overlappingWe regularly review the way we work to ensure an up-to-date approach, provide exciting opportunities for study and placement in other European countries, and make extensive use of new technologies and the latest research.

The largest provider of social work training in Scotland, we're regularly commended by external examiners. We were also highly successful in the recent five yearly review of Social Work and Social Sciences.

“Although I was sad when my time at Robert Gordon University came to an end, I was thrilled to get my Honours degree and feel that the experience has really helped to build my confidence.”

Claire Reid Applied Social Sciences BA (Hons)


  • Our Social Work students spend 200 days in practice, 160 of these are in a supervised direct practice within a service delivery setting.