Applicants should normally have at least an upper second class honours degree.
GCSEs: English Language and Maths at grade C or above or equivalent are required. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Selection Criteria: We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements. You would normally need significant relevant social care experience and be able to demonstrate an understanding of the Social Work profession. You will need to relate your experience to the contemporary setting in which Social Workers operate. You will also need to provide a social care reference. Selection criteria will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements and only if you are successful at this stage will you be invited to an interview day.
Interviews will be held between December 2016 and March 2017. Invitations are sent via UCAS and you should check your UCAS Track account for further details. Interview days will involve an individual interview, assessment session and group work exercise. Applicants will be required to bring to interview photographic ID (Passport, Driving Licence) and original certificates for all qualifications awarded to date. If you do not possess your original certificates, we recommend making arrangements to obtain copies in preparation should you be invited to a selection day.
Satisfactory health and enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course.
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.
If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.
Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.
Months of entry
Train to be a qualified social worker and gain a thorough grasp of the knowledge, skills and values that sit at the core of this rewarding career. Recognising the powerful links between personal and political issues, the course will assert the need to challenge inequality and safeguard vulnerable people.
In your first year, you will study the legal frameworks, policies and theories - in particular psychosocial perspectives - that underpin social work. A practice placement will offer you the chance to hone your communication skills as you start to apply your knowledge in the field.
In your second year, you will continue to extend and refine your understanding of the law and social work theories and methods of intervention, and you will undertake a second practice placement and complete a dissertation.
We work in partnership with local placement providers with placement provision determined by local and national priorities.
Successful completion of this course will enable you to apply to register as a qualified social worker with the Health & Care Professions Council. Successful completion of our course provides eligibility to apply for registration with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Information for international students
English Language Requirement: IELTS 7.0 with no skills below 6.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Fees and funding
Please see the funding page for more details.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Admission Enquiries
- +44 (0)113 812 3113