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Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Social work
Student score
83% HIGH
% employed or in further study
98% MED
Average graduate salary
£26.8k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Only accepted in combination with Scottish Advanced Highers.

Scottish Advanced Highers

A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Health and Social Care Preferred. BTEC Public Services is not accepted.

International Baccalaureate

It is anticipated that all applicants will have GCSE English Language grade 4 and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or GCSE English Language grade C and GCSE Mathematics grade C

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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.

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


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 workers support the most vulnerable members of our society, helping them to overcome the challenges they face and achieve their full potential. As a social worker you need to be skilled at building positive relationships with a wide range of children, adults and their families in the community. You will be an active advocate for the people you work with, but you will also help people take control of their own lives, often in difficult circumstances. Social work is intellectually, ethically and personally challenging. Our programme is designed to help you develop your skills in all these areas. It is both academically rigorous and supportive. It will ensure you graduate ready to face the challenges your future career will bring. Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in social work theory, research, policy and practice. Our aim is that you understand the social policy and legal context of social work, especially regarding children and families, mental health, disability and older people. Through your studies and through social work placements you will develop skills in working with individuals, families, social work teams and other professionals. Your learning will focus on strengthening the links between theory and practice, working with service users and refining skills for effective intervention in people’s lives. Your modules will include Early Childhood Development and Child Observation; Social Sciences for Social Work; Social Work Practice; Working with Diversity; Human Growth and Behaviour; Social Work Law; Social Work Skills; Social Work with Children and Families; Social Work with Adults; Social Work and Mental Health; and Social Work and Disability. In your first year you will undertake a short shadowing placement, followed by substantial practice placements in your second and third years. In your final year you will undertake a dissertation on a topic of special interest to you and sit your final exam. You will graduate as a highly trained professional, equipped with the knowledge and skills to become a confident and competent social worker. The demands are high but so is the satisfaction of knowing that your knowledge and skills are being used to the full in the interests of other people and the community. Please note this course is not open to international applicants. Please check our website for alternative courses which may be of interest to you.


University of East Anglia UEA

On campus

With a wonderfully diverse range of courses and superb extra-curricular clubs and societies run by one of the most dynamic student unions in the country, UEA is a great place to both live and learn. Located in the beautiful city of Norwich it becomes no wonder UEA is consistently one of the best universities for student satisfaction.

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 90%
Student score 83% HIGH
Able to access IT resources


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
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
86% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
73% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
379 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
69% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
0% 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 98% MED
Average graduate salary £26.8k HIGH
Graduates who are health and social services managers and directors


Graduates who are welfare professionals


Graduates who are welfare and housing 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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