From child protection to fostering and adoption, from youth justice to supporting adults with disabilities, from drug issues to alcohol dependency, from mental health to homelessness – social workers are capable of so much and helping so many.

Our course is accredited by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC), which means you’ll be able to register as a qualified social worker the minute you graduate, explaining why over 95% of our graduates are employed within six months of leaving.

This practical degree, which is one of the top ten of its kind according to the 2018 Guardian League tables, blends a powerful combination of academic study with essential practical experience. As a result, you’ll leave us fully equipped with the specialist knowledge and practical skills needed to deal with a broad range of issues surrounding social welfare, social exclusion and discrimination, law and social policy, working with children, young people and adults, mental health and substance abuse. You’ll gain lots of hands-on experience during your placements, operating in real world settings. What’s more, you can even seize the opportunity to travel and complete your placements overseas!

All statistics shown are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.

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

Entry Requirements For This Course

For September 2020 entry: 120 - 136 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DDM.

Upcoming Open Days at Bournemouth University

19
FEB

Undergraduate Open Day

19 Feb 2020, 11:00 AM - 19 Feb 2020, 16:00 PM Bournemouth University
Visit Website
Join us at a BU Open Day to discover how you could belong at BU. Offer-holders, applicants and students still considering making an application are all welcome.
07
MAR

Undergraduate Open Day

07 Mar 2020, 11:00 AM - 07 Mar 2020, 16:00 PM Bournemouth University
Visit Website
Open Days are your opportunity to find out more about our courses and get a feel for what life is like at BU. Offer-holders, applicants and students still considering making an application are all welcome.
08
APR

Undergraduate Open Day

08 Apr 2020, 11:00 AM - 08 Apr 2020, 16:00 PM Bournemouth University
Visit Website
Join us for our last Open Day in Spring. Offer-holders, applicants and students still considering making an application are all welcome.

Latest Updates from Bournemouth University

Location of Bournemouth University