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Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Social work
Student score
78% MED
% employed or in further study
83% LOW
Average graduate salary
£18.1k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

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.


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

Middlesex University

The Quad at Night

Middlesex has a vibrant and culturally diverse student community and a union that supports, celebrates, engages and represents them every step of the way. What's more, its north-west London location places students within touching distance of the heart of the capital and everything it has to offer. The union supports more than 1,500 active student members across more than 60 societies.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 82%
Student score 78% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
80% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
55% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
344 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
56% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
11% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 83% LOW
Average graduate salary £18.1k LOW
Graduates who are welfare professionals


Graduates who are other administrative occupations


Graduates who are managers and proprietors in other services


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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.
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