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Course summary

Why study this course? A career in social work is a chance to make a difference in a person’s life and the community they live in. Social Workers tackle serious social matters and encourage the best solutions to support people through difficult times. It is a challenging, interesting and rewarding profession to enter. Our Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work will allow you to apply for registration as a qualified social worker in 18 months with Social Work England. This course is designed for those looking for a fast track way into the sector, without compromising the quality of their qualification. If you’re looking for a way to enter the social work profession but don’t have the opportunity to commit to a full MA Degree, the Postgraduate route is ideal for you. The course has many good features including: A welcome to students of all ages and non-standard qualifications. Small student groups to ensure personal contact. Excellent student services and support systems. Good quality practice placements supported by experienced and social work qualified practice educators An exceptional record for graduates gaining professional employment. Placements The University has a well-established, nationally recognised reputation for providing undergraduate and postgraduate social work courses which combine a professional qualification with an academic degree. This is a critical part to the programme to ensure you build your confidence in the work place. You will be allocated personal tutor and a structured tutorial programme is provided to help you link campus-based learning to your practice placements. Social Work England Social work is a regulated profession. As a social work student you will be expected to adhere to professional standards set by Social Work England and follow the code of ethics owned by the British Association of Social Workers.

How to apply

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Bishop Otter Campus, Chichester
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A second class (or better) honours degree in a related discipline, normally in a social science, is required for entry.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7No element below 6.5

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £16074 Year 1
England £8442 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8442 Year 1
Scotland £8442 Year 1
Wales £8442 Year 1
Channel Islands £8442 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £8442 Year 1
International £16074 Year 1

Additional fee information

Year 2 - 30 credits - £2,814 (Home fee) / £5,358 (International fee) - both 2024/25 academic year prices.
Social Work (PGDip) at University of Chichester - UCAS