Social Work and Applied Social Studies (including Placement)UCAS Code: L501
What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Preference for at least one humanities subject. A level General Studies will not be considered. We may be unable to consider an A level in your own language (unless it is English or Welsh). Alternative A level offer: BBC plus one of the following: grade A in an EPQ, grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate or grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives.
Typical offer: Obtain BB in Advanced Highers plus ABBBB in Scottish Highers.
Typical offer: Obtain 34 points overall and 5,5,5 in three Higher Level subjects.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers31%
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 supportNot 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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Prepare yourself for a career as a professional social worker. Develop and apply your knowledge of sociology, social policy, psychology and research methods. On this degree, you’ll study the social sciences as a foundational base. Within this, you will develop more specific social work knowledge, values and skills. As part of the course, you will apply your knowledge to the practice of social work. This is through the undertaking of 170 assessed practice days in Years 2 and 3, plus 30 skills days. You will gain research skills with particular focus on investigation, assessment and critical analysis. In the first year, you will explore key topics in social policy, research methods, sociology and psychology. You will also be introduced to social work and learn about social work values. This will prepare you to apply your professional skills and theoretical and research knowledge to practice. In Years 2 and 3 you will build on this by studying social work with children, families, adults and in mental health settings. You will also develop analytical, problem-based learning and transferable skills. The course will prepare you for professional social work or further study.
At Bath we are known for excellence in teaching and research, a superb student experience, and providing outstanding preparation for the workplace. Bath is a top five UK university (Guardian University Guide 2018) and ranked Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework. All our degrees offer placement options and 86% of our employed first degree graduates move into top-level jobs.
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