Why study BA (Hons) Social Work at BU?

  • This course has been ranked within the top five in its subject area for the past three years according to the Guardian League Tables
  • We have close ties with local employers, as well as our service user and care partnerships, so you will have the opportunity to develop strong working relationships with those already in the profession
  • Statutory placements throughout the course mean you will gain lots of relevant experience, operating in real-world settings
  • You’ll leave us equipped with the specialist knowledge and practical skills needed to deal with issues in areas including child protection, fostering and adoption, adult safeguarding, mental health, substance use, hospital discharge and disability.
  • Within fifteen months of graduating, 80% of students were in employment or further study (DiscoverUni 2023)

Approved by Social Work England

This course is approved by Social Work England, which means you’ll be eligible to apply for registration as a social worker on successful completion of the course.

Where could a Social Work degree take you? 

While this course will prepare you for a rewarding career as a social worker, it will also give you the skills you need to work effectively in a variety of other roles.

Thanks to our close ties with local employers, as well as our service user and care partnerships, you will have the opportunity to undertake varied placements during your course and develop strong working relationships with those already in the profession.

BA (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration
L500 UCAS Code

Entry Requirements For This Course

For September 2024 entry: 120 - 136 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DDM. T Levels: Merit (120 UCAS tariff points)

For September 2025 entry: 112 - 128 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DDM.

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