Social Work BSc (Hons)

If you want a career in social work, working with people in need, this degree is the qualifying award you need. This degree is the first step towards a professional career in which continuous professional development will play an important part in your future.

Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council to provide eligibility to apply to the professional register, when registered you will be able to pursue a professional social work career in a range of settings.

The course aims to equip you with the knowledge, skills and attributes necessary to enter a career in social work with adults and children in statutory and private, voluntary and independent sectors at qualification level.

Qualified social workers follow professional careers in a variety of settings and thrive in complex and unpredictable situations. Social work graduates are equipped with resilience, in-depth knowledge of specialist areas and the ability to respond to change.

This degree is at the forefront of knowledge, skills and practice development for social work. It combines practical experience, skills development and academic study to prepare you to work in the rapidly changing and challenging field of social work, through a mix of theoretical and skills-based units- with a focus on applying theory to your practice.

This is a popular, competitive course and selection involves an interview, written task and group exercise. Local employers and people with experience of social work services are involved in our selection processes, and we look for students showing a natural ability to work with people in need.

BSc (Hons) Award
October Start
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration
L501 UCAS Code

Entry Requirements For This Course

We will consider you as an individual and take into account all elements of your application, not just your qualifications. We are looking for breadth and depth in your current studies and enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study.

UCAS has introduced a new tariff for courses starting from September 2017. This means the points you will be asked for are different to previous years but the grades you receive have not changed.

At least 80 points with 64 points from 2 A level passes at C or above.

At least 80 points with 64 from Merit Merit in two BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas or one BTEC Diploma.

At least 80 points with Merit Merit Pass in the BTEC Extended Diploma.

A completed Access to Higher Education Diploma.

Equivalent qualifications such as Irish Leaving Certificate, OCR Nationals, International Baccalaureate and CACHE Level 3 awards.

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