School of Applied Social Studies

The School of Applied Social Studies is a multi-disciplinary department incorporating Social Work and Social Sciences. We offer undergraduate, postgraduate and continuous professional development courses in a stimulating and supportive environment. Our courses are underpinned by excellence in teaching and scholarly activity.

We are extremely proud of our graduate employment record and our working partnerships with numerous agencies and service users.  These partnerships ensure that our teaching is applicable to employer requirements and mean that our graduates have what is wanted in the workplace.

Social Work

  • With an expanding need for social workers in the UK, career prospects in a wide range of job settings are excellent.
  • All social work students have the opportunity to apply theoretical principles to real life situations by undertaking a range of placements.
  • There is a heavy emphasis on the acquisition of skills teaching supported by the use of experienced agency-based practitioners.

Applied Social Sciences

  • Innovative teaching and assessment methods
  • Key employability skills development
  • Small, friendly and supportive learning environment
  • Applied and real world nature of social sciences
  • Continuously revised and updated modules

News RSS

  1. 01, June, 2016 RGU gearing up for summer Undergraduate Open Day

    Sir Ian Wood Building with RGU sign

    RGU will hold an Undergraduate Open Day in June for prospective students to learn more about the wide range of career-focussed degree level courses available.  

Events

  1. 18, June, 2016 Scott Sutherland School End of Year Show

    Scott Sutherland End of Year Show 2016

    The End of Year Show showcases the best work of students across all disciplines, reflecting the broad spectrum of activities undertaken within the School.  


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