Taught course

Social Work

University of Hertfordshire · School of Health and Social Work

Entry requirements

A good relevant first degree normally a 2:1A 2:2 or a postgraduate diploma or professional qualification recognised as being equivalent to a UK honours degree with a pass at an appropriate standard may also be considered. GCSE English and mathematics at grade C or above. Applicants are also required to undertake a written test. For those without GCSE English and mathematics at grade C or equivalent, there will be an opportunity to take a test designed by the Social Work admissions tutor.

Months of entry


Course content

Course incorporates the qualifying award for social work practice. Distinctive feature is an emphasis on the development of knowledge and ksills through reflective practice. Practice analysis undertaken on each placement enables students to develop competence in applying theory, methods and values to their practice. Modules include: Children, Family and Mental Health Law; Social Work Ethics; European Social Work; Values and Diversity; Social and Organisational Context for Social Work; Social Policy; Inter-professional Working; Human Growth and Development; Mental Health and Children Law; Dissertation.

Fees and funding

UK students are eligible for a bursary from the General Social Care Council to cover the course fees, plus a discretionary means tested bursary for living costs.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)1707 284800