Taught course

Social Work

Bangor University · School of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

  • 2:2 degree or higher
  • At least 6 months (fte) relevant social care or equivalent experience
  • Grade C GCSE or equivalent qualification in Maths and English/Welsh first language
  • Mature students who have extensive experience will be considered on an individual basis
  • Admission is based on face-to-face interview of applicants that meet the admissions criteria

It is essential that all students accepted onto the programme successfully complete an Enhanced DBS check, and are able to register with Social Care Wales.

Months of entry


Course content

The fundamental intention of the course programme is to equip students to take up positions within the professionally qualified social work workforce. The overall objective is to provide a programme which satisfies the requirements of the Care Council ‘Framework for the Degree in Social Work in Wales’ (2012). To achieve this, the programme of study includes a suite of core academic modules and a requirement of at least 200 days on placement over the two years. Successful completion qualifies students to begin working as registered social workers.

The modules and practice learning opportunities are designed to provide graduating students with the required knowledge, skills and values to begin practicing as newly qualified social workers. They are based on the QAA Benchmarks for Social Work, and the National Occupational Standards for Social Work.

The programme offers both Welsh and English routes. Students will be able to pursue their studies entirely through the medium of Welsh or English. All the modules will be delivered in Welsh and English, and all assessments can be presented in either Welsh or English. We currently have placements in place for students studying through the medium of Welsh, and are working hard to secure placements for EM placements and expect to have places available.

Information for international students

We regret that we are unable to accept applications from international students for this course.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1248 383717