BA (Hons) Social Work

At Robert Gordon University, this BA (Hons) Social Work course will provide you with the knowledge, values and skills to practise as a qualified Social Worker. We're the largest provider of social work education in Scotland and have a strong reputation for providing high-quality teaching resulting in highly employable graduates.

As a Social Worker you will work with people of all ages who may be socially excluded, vulnerable or undergoing some level of crisis. Your role will be to guide, support and enable the service user to eventually support themselves as much as possible.

You will benefit from good staff-student contact time, with experienced, specialist lecturers, many of whom are still practicing. You will also have the opportunity to work with service users so you can develop your skills and confidence in a realistic environment.

1st in Scotland for overall student satisfaction in Social Sciences (National Student Survey 2023, excluding colleges, small, specialist and private providers).

2nd in the UK for teaching quality in Social Work (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024).

This course has one study option

Mode of Attendance

  • On Campus

Mode of Study

  • Full Time

Start Date


Course Length

4 years

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Taking this course, you will have access to some of the world's best facilities. 

We've invested more than £100 million in the development of our campus, new facilities and new resources.

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