Taught course

Social Work

London South Bank University · Primary and Social Care

Entry requirements

Although applicants normally require a first degree (usually at least a 2:2) or HND in a relevant subject and a minimum of three years post-qualification experience in a relevant field to undertake postgraduate study, we recognise that many people have a wealth of valuable skills and knowledge developed at work or through training. If you have the potential to succeed in postgraduate or post-experience studies we will consider your application on its individual merits. In line with the GSCC accreditation requirements, any offer of a place is conditional on a clear police check and self-certification of medical fitness to practice.

Months of entry


Course content

This is both an academic and a professional qualification, with all those receiving the degree being registered as professional social workers by the GSCC.
The programme aims to produce reflective social work practitioners who are 'fit for practice' in the rapidly changing and developing world of social care. Practice-based learning complements university based lectures, seminars and workshops throughout. We draw on established, contemporary and innovative approaches to work with a diverse range of service users.

Information for international students

You must have an English language qualification before starting a programme of study at London South Bank University. Acceptable qualifications include IELTS Level 6.5 or TOEFL 580. See www.lsbu.ac.uk/international/englishRequirement for more details.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Office
020 7815 7815