Taught course

Social Work

University of Sussex · School of Education and Social Work

Entry requirements

You should normally have a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. You must have GCSE Mathematics and English (or equivalent) at grade C or above. If you don't have the academic qualification for the course you may still be considered if you have substantial practical experience in social care or a related field.

Months of entry


Course content

You will learn in sessions led by academic faculty, practitioners, experts by experience, service users and carers. In this supportive environment you’ll develop crucial skills for independent and collaborative learning.

You will take also undertake two placements in local social welfare agencies.

Learn from people influencing social care. We work with local social welfare agencies on joint projects. These include development, training and research initiatives.

You graduate ready to apply for registration as a social worker with the professional regulator, Social Work England If you decide to pursue a Social Work MA after this course, you may be able to do so by completing a dissertation once in practice at one of our partner local authorities.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    full time
    19 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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