What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
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.
% applicants receiving offers18%
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.
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
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
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.
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 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
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
|Lectures / seminars||18%||12%||8%|
- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
- Written exams
- Practical exams
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