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University of South Wales

Social Work

UCAS Code: L500

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

We take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations with other listed qualifications are acceptable and others not listed may also be acceptable – please contact enquiries@southwales.ac.uk.

Passing the Access to HE Diploma and obtain a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

We take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations with other listed qualifications are acceptable and others not listed may also be acceptable – please contact enquiries@southwales.ac.uk.

UCAS Tariff

112

We take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations of qualifications are acceptable and other qualifications not listed may also be acceptable.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A*-D

We accept the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Diploma in lieu of a third subject. The grade range for the Skills Challenge Certificate is the range within which the University will normally make offers. The grade will reflect what you would have been asked for from a third A Level. Please contact enquiries@southwales.ac.uk if you have any questions

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Social work

Few careers o?er as much opportunity to support people as social work. Often, inequalities and injustices in society create di?culties for people involved with social services. The social work profession acknowledges these di?culties and endeavours to support people to manage their situations and e?ect positive change.

This social work degree is based on the All Wales Assessment Framework for Social Work, which includes the National Occupational Standards for Social Work, and the Social Care Wales Code of Professional Practice for Social Care Workers. This means you will graduate with the professional qualification required to register as a social worker. If you apply through UCAS, you may be eligible for a bursary from Social Care Wales (subject to their conditions).

The social work course consists of academic and practice-based elements. Half your time will involve practice learning opportunities in statutory, voluntary and third sectors. This will help consolidate your knowledge and skills, and prepare you for practice.

Practical placements account for 50% of our social work degree, each in a different setting. This means you’ll not only be well prepared when you qualify, but you’ll also have a good idea of the sector in which you would like to work. These block placements can often lead to employment opportunities when you graduate.

You can specialise in a particular area in the third year, for example working with adults, children or in mental health. You’ll also be prepared to work in integrated multiagency teams alongside professionals from other services such as the police, health and education.

The social work degree is based in our Newport City campus. Right at the heart of the city, overlooking the River Usk, it is one of the University’s most iconic buildings and easily accessible by train, bus or car. USW Newport is home to a wide range of subject areas, so you’ll benefit from studying in a diverse atmosphere.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£12,600
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Newport

Department:

Health, Sport & Professional Practice

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

81%
med
Social work

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Social work

Teaching and learning

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
100%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

92%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Social work

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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