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Ulster University

Social Work (BMC)

UCAS Code: L505

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Applicants can satisfy the requirement for an A-Level Grade B by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications recognised by the University.

Pass Access Course (120 credits) with an overall mark of 70%.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

You must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements for admission to a first-degree course and hold a GCSE pass in English Language and Mathematics at grade C or above (or equivalent). Please note that we do not accept Essential Skills Application of Number as equivalent to GCSE Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

Overall International Baccalaureate profile minimum 26 points (13 at higher level).

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H3,H3

English Grade H6 (Higher Level) or above, or Grade O4 (Ordinary Level) or above, if not sitting at Higher Level, is required.

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

DDM

To include a minimum of 9 distinctions.

UCAS Tariff

120

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

37%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Social work

The Degree in Social Work was introduced in 2004 to meet the requirements of the Northern Ireland Social Care Council, which, along with other Councils, agreed that all social work training would be offered at Honours degree level. One of the main features is the introduction of a pre-registration year. This means that when you complete the degree, you will then have to successfully undertake an assessed year in employment (AYE) before being eligible for full registration as a social worker with the Northern Ireland Social Care Council. Year one and Year two of this course will be taught at Belfast Met and Final year will be completed at Magee campus.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,000
per year
EU
£4,160
per year
International
£14,060
per year
Northern Ireland
£4,160
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Belfast Metropolitan College

Department:

Belfast Metropolitan College

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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.

80%
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

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
93%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
94%
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
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
60%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
23%
Male students
77%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section 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

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,626
med
Average annual salary
99%
med
Employed or in further education
59%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

65%
Welfare professionals
21%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
3%
Childcare and related personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

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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