Why study BA Social Work with us With the social work sector expanding rapidly, there’s never been a better time to develop your communication, resilience and organisation skills to enter a career that will make a positive impact on some of society’s most vulnerable people. Our social work degree – which is fully accredited by the Social Work England (SWE) – has been designed and revised to give you the knowledge and professional skills to succeed in the field of social work. Through a mix of teaching sessions, interactive workshops and e-learning resources, you’ll familiarise yourself with the most current policies and practices, and build the skills and knowledge to collaborate confidently and effectively with a range of service providers, service users and their carers. As part of this course, you'll learn during workshops, tutorials and discussions, as well as writing reports, presentations and working as part of groups. You'll reflect on what you learn in your journal, and work towards your final year project where you research an area you are really passionate about. A huge part of this course includes learning on the job during a work placement. Over the course of two placements, you will get to grips with what it's actually like to do the job of a social worker. Embedded in organisations where you will undertake statutory tasks (local authorities and independent fostering agencies for example), you will learn what you need to know to succeed in your career. Our course is very well thought of by employers and we have an employability rating of 95% (The Complete University Guide, 2022). Build your hands-on practical skills Our staff are research active, with several holding Middlesex University or National Teaching Fellowship status that recognises their innovative approaches to teaching, learning and assessment – so you can rest assured you’ll get the support you need to succeed in your studies. Our excellent relationships with a range of local authorities, and voluntary and independent sector organisations across London means you’ll have access to a range of valuable work placements and internship opportunities. We’ve recently gained a prestigious teaching partnership with four local authority partners and a voluntary agency – so you’ll be able to take advantage of a range of new work placement opportunities. Once you’ve graduated from our social work course, you’ll be able to apply to SWE to register as a qualified social worker. Get the support you need to succeed You’ll get plenty of support throughout your course from your Personal Tutor to your Graduate Academic Assistant. Each one has studied your subject and will provide the support you need based on their own experience. If you need a little help with writing, numeracy or library skills, we can help with that too. With a career that gives you excellent salary progression, our graduates have an average starting salary of £29k, and have gone on to work in a wide variety of roles for the likes of London Borough of Barnet, London Borough of Enfield, Haringey Council, and East Sussex County Council.
Year 1: Life-course Developments (30 credits) - Compulsory Community Project (30 credits) - Compulsory Preparation for Professional Practice: Foundation Knowledge and Skills (30 credits) - Compulsory Preparation for Professional Practice: Professional Development and Communication (30 credits) - Compulsory Year 2: Law for Social Workers (30 credits) - Compulsory Social Work Theories, Interventions and Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory Initial Professional Practice Placement - 70 days (30 credits) - Compulsory Approaches to Health and Social Care Research (30 credits) - Compulsory Year 3: Final Professional Practice Placement - 100 days (30 credits) - Compulsory Social Work Knowledge: Application and Critique (30 credits) - Compulsory Specialist Knowledge for Professional Practice (Social Work with Adults) (60 credits) - Optional Specialist Knowledge for Professional Practice (Child and Family Social Work) (60 credits) - Optional
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Entry requirements listed are accurate at the time of publishing and vary between programmes. Please check your chosen course page for specific entry requirements. Depending on your chosen course, we also consider a combination of qualifications. The latest entry requirements can be found on course page at https://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/social-work Visit our general entry requirements page, by clicking on the link below, to see how these points can be achieved from our acceptable level 3 qualifications and the combinations which are welcomed by Middlesex University, including GCSE requirements.
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Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||With a minimum of 5.5 in each component|
|TOEFL (iBT)||72||With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading|
|PTE Academic||51||With at least 51 in all components|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|