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Course summary

Social work is an exciting, rewarding career which trains you to support people and families through difficult times. Our BA Social Work will aid you in developing the specialist skills needed to provide assistance and support to a variety of people in society. A combination of formal university teaching and practical real-world placements will provide you with the knowledge, experience and expertise you need to start a successful social work career. You’ll prepare for a vocation helping those on the margins of society and across the spectrum in terms of age, gender, ethnicity and, to some extent, class, with full integration with service users and practitioners from a variety of backgrounds and traditions. There is a strong emphasis on critical reflection and problem solving on this course, which will enable you to navigate the exciting and challenging career of a social worker. Success in this course can lead to registration with Social Work England.


Year 1 • Methods and theories for social work practice • Readiness for direct practice • Human growth and development • Sociology for social work • Value and ethics in social work • Concepts of interprofessional and collaborative practice Year 2 • Social policy for social work • Law for social work • Communication and collaborative working • Appraising evidence for research informed practice • Practice learning opportunity 1 Year 3 • Social work with children, young people and families • Social work with adults • Risk, resilience and decision making in social work • Social work literature review • Practice learning opportunity 2

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

English Language Requirements for International and EU Applicants: IELTS 7.0 (the minimum score required in each skill area is 7.0)

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

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Social Work at London South Bank University - UCAS