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Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Social work
Student score
86% HIGH
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Will be considered with other UCAS qualifications. (minimum of 104 UCAS points)

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 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

Not available

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

What is Social Work? Social work is about encouraging change and human growth by supporting the social care and welfare needs of individuals, groups and communities. This degree is ideal for people who wish to work with individuals and families in vulnerable circumstances to help improve outcomes in their lives. The course would appeal to students interested in sociology, applied psychology and human development, health and social care, welfare studies, social policy, criminology, gender studies, Welsh studies, childhood studies and child care, family law and legal studies, community development and youth work. Why study at Swansea? • The Swansea University Social Work degree was ranked in the UK top 10 by the Complete University Guide for 2017, 1st for graduate prospects and and 1st in Wales in the Complete University guide 2017. • Social Work at Swansea was ranked fourth for student satisfaction in the 2015 National Student Survey results. • A recent Research Assessment Exercise ranked research in Social Work at Swansea University the best in Wales and 14th in the UK. • 100% of graduates are employed in a professional or managerial job 6 months after graduating. (Unistats 2016) • 93% of students say that staff are good at explaining things (Unistats 2016) • 96% of students say that staff have made the subject interesting (Unistats 2016) • Graduate starting salary of £28k on average (Unistats 2016) For a senior practitioner, this goes up to between £33,000 and £40,000. Senior positions include team manager which pays from £34,000 to £45,000. • Social Work is ranked 19th out of 80 (Times and Sunday Times 2017) • There are strong links between the Department and social services agencies in south and west Wales, and in local authority and voluntary sectors. • The degree is accredited by Social Care Wales (SCW). Graduates can apply to register with SCW as qualified social workers. This qualification is recognised by social work regulatory bodies across the UK. This social work degree has been developed to prepare students for employment as professionally qualified social workers and lays the foundation for their continuing professional development. It reflects the key themes of contemporary social work in Wales. But University isn’t just about studying. Swansea offers a great student experience in a beautiful environment. There are plenty more lifestyle reasons why you should choose Swansea.


Year 1 compulsory Introduction to Social Work Social Work Services in a Diverse Society: Ethics, Values and Anti-Discriminatory Practice Undertaking and Using Social Work Research for Practice Human Growth and Development Introduction to Social Work Law Social Work in Practice 1 Social Work Practice Learning 1 Year 2 compulsory Theories and Perspectives in Social Work Social Work in Practice 2 Legal issues in Social Work and Social Care Social Work Practice Learning 2 Year 3 compulsory Critical Practice in Child Care Critical Practice in Adult Community Care Applying Knowledge to Enhance Practice Social Work Practice Learning 3 Modules are subject to change and departments reserve the right to change the details.

Swansea University

Singleton Campus

Swansea University offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life. A modern approach to learning is backed by excellent facilities and high standards of teaching. Set in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the breathtaking Gower Peninsula, Swansea surely offers one of the best university locations in the world.

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 94%
Student score 86% HIGH
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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
0% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
83% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
28% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
317 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
78% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £18k LOW
Graduates who are welfare professionals


Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals


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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