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BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

18%

Subjects
  • Social work
Student score
68% LOW
% employed or in further study
93% LOW
Average graduate salary
£20.3k MED
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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
120

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

18%

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

£9,250

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

Make a difference to people's lives by choosing a career in social work, providing people with help, support and guidance when they need it and protecting vulnerable children and adults. On this social work degree, you split your study time between learning the latest knowledge and necessary skills at university, and then putting it into practice on professional work placements. You spend a total of 200 days working in professional settings and attending specialist skills days. Social Work key points: â?¢ Develop your knowledge, skills and experiences working in professional settings and attending specialist skills days. â?¢ Gain a complete view of social work, working alongside students and staff from related disciplines including occupational therapy and law and criminology. â?¢ Benefit from a huge range of expertise in one of the largest social work departments in the UK, learning from a team that includes practising social workers and service users. â?¢ Make connections and gain experience using our strong partnerships with care providers, charities and the justice system.

Modules

Candidates study modules to improve your understanding of: values and anti-oppressive practice; research and evidence-based practice; social work interventions and methods; social work in its national and international context; students study some interprofessional education modules alongside students from other health disciplines, such as nurses, radiographers and paramedics.

Sheffield Hallam University

Adsetts Learning Centre

Sheffield has all the excitement of a major city but the friendliness of a small town. The university and students' union work together to enhance the student experience; your employability is at the top of our agenda. We have lots of societies, sports clubs and volunteering opportunities, plus the largest number of students in Britain on courses with a year's paid work placement.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
18%
76%
6%

Year 1

12%
57%
31%

Year 2

8%
61%
31%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
17%
50%
33%

Year 1

13%
72%
15%

Year 2

83%
17%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 70%
Student score 68% LOW
Able to access IT resources

94%

Staff made the subject interesting

77%

Library resources are satisfactory

95%

Feedback on work has been helpful

53%

Feedback on work has been prompt

78%

Staff are good at explaining things

81%

Received sufficient advice and support

66%

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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
0% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
87% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
31% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
320 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
72% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% 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 93% LOW
Average graduate salary £20.3k MED
Graduates who are nursing and midwifery professionals

7%

Graduates who are welfare professionals

40%

Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

23%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
No prizes for guessing what by far the most common job for graduates in social work is! There's a shortage of social workers in some parts of 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 sometimes reflect the high proportion of graduates who choose a social work career, as not all job options for social work graduates pay as well as other job sectors – but social work graduates still get paid, on average, more than graduates overall.
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