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Middlesex University

Social Work

UCAS Code: L501

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

D:15,P:30

Access pass with 45 credits at Level 3 (15 distinction or higher)

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE grade C or above in English and Maths or grade 4 if awarded after August 2017

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120
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Social work

Overview
Social workers can have a significant impact on peoples' lives and offer support to some of society's most vulnerable. Compassionate and patient, your skills will lie in communication, resilience and organisation. With the social work sector expanding rapidly, there are lots of rewarding career opportunities.

Why study BA Social Work at Middlesex University?
The programme is fully approved by the Health and Care Professions Council, the regulatory body for social work. Our cutting-edge degree, designed and revised in collaboration with current students, employers and service users, primes students with expert theoretical knowledge and the essential professional skills to flourish in practice. You will learn to collaborate confidently and effectively with multiple service providers in sectors such as education, health, and criminal justice services, as well as service users and their carers.

You will be taught mainly by staff who are research active and the course is underpinned by sound pedagogic expertise. Many of the staff also are currently in practice or have recent practice experience. Several staff hold Middlesex University or National Teaching Fellowship status in recognition of their innovative approaches to teaching, learning and assessment We have recently been awarded a prestigious teaching partnership with 4 local authority partners and a voluntary agency. This will fund further teaching resources, innovative practice and strengthen still further our ability to offer high quality placements to the students.

Course highlights

We have excellent relationships with a range of local authorities and voluntary and independent sector organisations across London, ensuring our course teaches the most current policy and practice in social work, and ensuring access to high quality placements
You will benefit from high levels of tutor contact time through extended teaching sessions, interactive workshop style seminars and e-learning resources
Upon graduation you will be eligible to apply to the HCPC to register as a qualified social worker
As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Modules

Year 1:
Life-course Developments (30 credits) - Compulsory
Community Project (30 credits) - Compulsory
Preparation for Professional Practice: Foundation Knowledge and Skills (30 credits) - Compulsory
Preparation for Professional Practice: Professional Development and Communication (30 credits) - Compulsory

Year 2:
Law for Social Workers (30 credits) - Compulsory
Social Work Theories, Interventions and Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory
Initial Professional Practice Placement - 70 days (30 credits) - Compulsory
Approaches to Health and Social Care Research (30 credits) - Compulsory

Year 3:
Final Professional Practice Placement - 100 days (30 credits) - Compulsory
Social Work Knowledge: Application and Critique (30 credits) - Compulsory
Specialist Knowledge for Professional Practice (Social Work with Adults) (60 credits) - Optional
Specialist Knowledge for Professional Practice (Child and Family Social Work) (60 credits) - Optional

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Hendon Campus

Department:

Mental Health and Social Work and Interprofessional Learning

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

77%
med
Social work

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Social work

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

91%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
64%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
20%
Male students
80%
Female students
56%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate
344

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Social work

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
83%
low
Employed or in further education
78%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
7%
Welfare professionals
7%
Protective service occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

We're short of social workers - so if you want a degree that is in demand, then this could be the one for you! There's a shortage of social workers all over the UK, and graduates can specialise in specific fields such as mental health or children's social work. If you decide social work is not for you, then social work graduates also often go into management, education, youth and community work and even nursing. Starting salaries for this degree can reflect the high proportion of graduates who choose a social work career - social work graduates get paid, on average, more than graduates overall, but not all options pay as well as social work. This is also an unusual subject in that London isn't one of the more common places to find jobs - so if you want to get a job near to your home or your university this might be worth thinking about.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Social sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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