Social Work at University of East London - UCAS

Course summary

Are you interested in how people develop and what influences their behaviour? Do you want to help people at risk of harm? Are you interested in legislation and social policy? This hugely popular course, one of UEL's flagship degrees, will give you a rewarding insight into contemporary social work and train you to become a reflective, capable and effective practitioner. You’ll learn how to support, protect and speak up for people in significant personal difficulty. We'll give you the theory and information you need through lectures and seminars, but this course is all about hands-on experience - or 'learning by doing', as we call it. You'll undertake supervised placements in your second and third years, applying your learning by working on real-life projects. By doing this, you'll be able to narrow down your areas of interest for your post-university career. The accreditation agreement between the University of East London and Social Work England means that your degree will make you eligible to register as a social worker.


Year 1: Mental Wealth and Professional Fitness: Readiness for Social Work Practice (Core), Communication skills (Core), Introduction to theory (Core), Human Growth and Development (Core), Social Contexts and Social Policy (Core) Year 2: Professional Practice Placement: I (70 Days) (Core), Contemporary Issues for Social Work Practice: I (Core), Social Policy, Welfare, and Law I (Core), Contemporary Issues for Social Work Practice: II (Core), Social Policy, Welfare, and Law II (Core) Year 3: Professional Practice Placement: II (100 Days) (Core), Advanced Social Work Theory: Applying Critical Thinking and Analysis to Practice (Core), Social Work Practice with Children and Families: Knowledge and Skills Integration (Core), Research Minded Practice for Social Work (Core), Social Work Practice with Adults: Knowledge and Skills Integration (Core) For more information about individual modules, please visit our course pages via the link below.

Assessment method

The approximate percentages for this course are: Year 1: 90% coursework, 10% Practical Year 2: 75% coursework, 25% Practical Year 3: 75% coursework, 25% Practical We assess all modules through different forms of coursework. Assessment methods include group works, exams and individual work including essays In addition to writing traditional essays, you'll be required to write reports, policy reviews and give presentations. This is to ensure you gain skills that are relevant to and can be transferred to the workplace. In your final year, you'll write a research dissertation. All grades count towards your module mark. More details will be included in the student handbook and module guides. Feedback is provided within 15 working days in line with UEL's assessment and feedback policy.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

For detailed information on entry requirements for our courses, please see the individual course pages. We consider a range of UK and worldwide qualifications at the appropriate level and also take relevant work experience into account when considering an application. Many courses have a Foundation Year option for those students whose qualifications do not meet the BA or BSc entry requirements. Applicants should have, or be working towards, grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent Level 2 qualification such as Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics or Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Communication) Entry requirements are intended only as a guide for applicants. They are not a guarantee of an offer, nor of the conditions that may apply. When making a decision on your academic suitability, we will make an assessment of you as an individual and will use information other than qualifications; which may include predicted grades, performance at Level 2, relevant work experience, previous study at degree level, personal statement, references and any portfolio, written test or interview, to make our decision. If you have any questions, please contact a member of our Applicant Relations Team from Monday to Friday (9am–5pm) on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


The selection process after the application form involves an entrance test, then a group event (in the presence of service users) and an individual interview with a tutor and/or a practice teacher from a partner social work agency.

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

The selection process after the application form involves an entrance test, then a group event (in the presence of service users) and an individual interview with a tutor and/or a practice teacher from a partner social work agency.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £14820 Year 1
International £14820 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Social Work at University of East London - UCAS