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BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 5 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

110

% applicants receiving offers

44%

Subjects
  • Social work
Student score
84% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£16.2k 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

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

International Baccalaureate
28

UCAS tariff points
110

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 110 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

44%

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

Social work can be active in seeking to influence and shape how organisations and governments view what can be described as â??socialâ?? problems. Social work is a developing profession in a changing world and the opportunities for personal development and advancement are considerable.

Modules

Year 1: Values, ethics and dilemmas in social work; human behaviour and lifespan development; introduction to social work and social care; applied social sciences for social work; IPL - the professional person; preparation for social work practice; practical computer skills for social workers. Year 2: Mental health and social work practice; law, policy and practice; introduction to research; assessment and direct practice; assessed practice placement and professional practice workshops (integrating module); IPL - the service user. Year 3: Current practice; policy and legislation in social work and social care; IPL - the organisation; research dissertation; assessed practice placement and professional practice workshops (integrating module).

University of Suffolk

Waterfront location

The University of Suffolk is a new kind of institution one that allows you to access the knowledge and resources of a range of partners, centres throughout Suffolk and beyond and our two validating universities, the Universities of East Anglia and Essex. The University of Suffolk offers an attractive portfolio of courses from applied social sciences, arts and humanities to nursing and midwifery.

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

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 84%
Student score 84% MED
Able to access IT resources

98%

Staff made the subject interesting

80%

Library resources are satisfactory

89%

Feedback on work has been helpful

78%

Feedback on work has been prompt

80%

Staff are good at explaining things

89%

Received sufficient advice and support

80%

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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
85% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
18% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
337 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
52% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £16.2k LOW
Graduates who are welfare professionals

97%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

3%

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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