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 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers46%
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
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The first two years of this degree concentrate on learning the basis of social work theory as well as looking at subjects such as law and sociology. For their final year, students can choose to specialise in adults or children and families to help focus their career path upon graduation. An important element of the course is the approval gained from industry regulator the Health and Care Professions Council. As a result, students are eligible to register as a qualified social worker once they have graduated. The qualification is also valid for practice in Europe, Canada, Australia and the USA, widening the career opportunities for graduates wishing to travel after their degree.
Year 1: 6 core units: Issues in Communication; Sociology, Society and Social Work 1; Sociology, Society and Social Work 2; Human Growth through the Life Course; Introduction to Law for Social Work; Preparation for Practice â?? which includes a volunteering experience. Year 2: 4 core units: Social Work: Forming Partnerships and Working with Others; Developing Legal Perspectives; Social Work Methods and Interventions; Developing Professional Competence in Practice, which is a 100-day practice placement. Year 3: By the end of year 3 students must have demonstrated competence as required by professional standards and the QAA Benchmark Statement for Social Work; 3 core units and 1 option unit: Extending Professional Competence in Practice; Research and Social Work; Risk, Responsibility and Resolution; options: Social Work with Adults; Social Work with Children and Families.
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How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
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