Taught course

Social Work

University of Huddersfield · Department of Behavioural and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

You should either: Hold an upper-second class honours degree (2:1) in a relevant subject. Submit an academic reference indicating you are expected to obtain an upper-second class honours degree. You must also have Maths and English GCSE at Grade C or above or equivalent). If you were educated outside the UK, you are required to have International English Language Testing System (IELTS) at a score of 7.0 with no lower than 6.5 in any single component. You may be eligible to gain accreditation for your prior learning towards this course. If you have alternative qualifications you may wish to contact us for advice before applying. You will be required to complete a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prior to the start of the course. The provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act do not apply to this course and you must declare any criminal conviction or police cautions at interview. You will be shortlisted on the strength of your written application and must demonstrate how you have used your previous experience (for example paid, voluntary, personal and educational) to help you develop some knowledge and understanding of the tasks and roles undertaken by social workers.

Months of entry


Course content

The course provides the opportunity to:

Work with service users, carers, social work practitioners and experienced university tutors, who will all bring unique insights into your learning and development.

Engage with an internationally recognised research department in social work.

Build upon our excellent relationships and reputation with employers across West Yorkshire and beyond Yorkshire and East Lancashire.

Develop the key skills required to become a confident and competent social worker in line with the Professional Capabilities Framework for Social Work.

This is a professional qualifying course in social work and is intended for graduates who are committed to a future career in social work. The course is designed to help prepare you to work in all social care settings including residential, field, day care, healthcare and education within statutory, voluntary and private sectors, as well as multi-disciplinary settings and work teams.

This is managed and delivered by a long-standing partnership between the University and local social work agencies, including statutory, voluntary and service user-led organisations. You will have the opportunity to put what you have learnt into practice through undertaking two assessed work placements and a work-shadowing experience, providing the opportunity for you to enhance your academic and personal development. The course aims to produce practitioners who can critically reflect on their practice and promote anti-oppressive practice in a multicultural society. You will also have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills including communication, assessment, analysis and reflection, as well as gain knowledge in a range of areas, such as legislation, policy and how people interact with their environments.

Information for international students

If you were educated outside the UK, you are required to have International English Language Testing System (IELTS) at a score of 7.0 with no lower than 6.5 in any single component.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Admissions Assistant
01484 472272