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BA (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 8 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

7%

Subjects
  • Social work
Student score
92% HIGH
% employed or in further study
84% LOW
Average graduate salary
£21k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

A Levels: Year 1 entry: ABB-BBB (GCSE English Language B or Literature B, GCSE Maths B)

Scottish Highers
ABBB

Highers: 2nd sitting: ABBB (entry generally from S6) (English [or a social subject] B, Maths/Lifeskill Maths National 5 C/Intermediate 2 C)

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 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

7%

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

£1,820

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

Modules

Year 1: 6 modules (20 credits each); learning to learn and envisioning social work, which both include opportunities for contact, visits and short placement in social work agencies; social sciences for social work; families and carers; ethics, values and justice; social work in a diverse society. Year 2: 3 20-credit modules: human agency and social contexts; the law and legal frameworks; learning for practice 1; plus 1 60-credit module: practice learning 1 (75-day placement). Year 3: 3 20-credit modules: risk and protection; professional roles in organisational contexts; learning for practice 2; plus practice learning 2 (60-credit module). Year 4: 3 20-credit modules: developing ethical and effective practice; social work in diverse settings; comparative perspectives on social work; Honours dissertation (60 credits).

University of Strathclyde

Students on campus,

The University of Strathclyde was established in 1796 as the 'place of useful learning' and today from the centre of the vibrant city of Glasgow it continues to provide its students with a relevant, high-quality education. The global application of research and knowledge exchange ensures Strathclyde takes its place as a leading international technological institution.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
15%
85%

Year 1

16%
84%

Year 2

10%
43%
47%

Year 3

4%
49%
47%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
10%
72%
18%

Year 1

100%

Year 2

85%
15%

Year 3

85%
15%

Year 4

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 96%
Student score 92% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

100%

Library resources are satisfactory

100%

Feedback on work has been helpful

74%

Feedback on work has been prompt

89%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

Received sufficient advice and support

93%

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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
8% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
79% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
30% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
429 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
47% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% 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 84% LOW
Average graduate salary £21k MED
Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are welfare professionals

48%

Graduates who are caring personal services

14%

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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