Taught course

Social Work

Bucks New University · Bucks New University

Entry requirements

You must normally hold an honours degree at 2:1 or above. However, we accept honours degrees at 2:2 provided you can demonstrate a high degree of experience, knowledge, skills and aptitude in relation to social work. You must hold GCSEs in English and Maths at Grade C or above, or equivalent, ie Numeracy and Literacy at Level 2. For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages. You should list all qualifications on your application form. You will be expected to demonstrate how your life and work experiences have helped to prepare you for social work training and to demonstrate your learning from these experiences. You should also be able to demonstrate the appropriate personal and intellectual qualities needed to be a social worker. You will also need to show proficiency in basic IT skills, including using the internet, email and word processing.

Months of entry


Course content

Social workers act as adviser, advocate, counsellor and listener to vulnerable or troubled members of our society. As a social worker, you will help people find solutions to their problems and enable them to live more happily within their local communities.

This two year course incorporates the recognised qualification that is necessary for eligibility to apply for registration as a qualified social worker with the Health and Care Professions Council.

The course covers a range of areas related to social work and can involve a variety of service user groups. There is also scope for specialisation and in the final year you will be required to undertake a piece of primary research for your dissertation.

In order that you, as a prospective social worker, truly understand the people who will rely on you, this course involves frequent participation from service users and professionals.

Our course tutors are actively involved in various forums where discussions on the future of social work take place. This means that the course is constantly kept updated, enabling students to be aware and respond to the new challenges faced by the social work profession. Many of the course lecturers are also published authors in the field of social work.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Recruitment & Admissions
0330 123 2023