=1st in the UK for Graduate Prospects – Outcomes in Social Work (Complete University Guide 2024) 10th in the UK for Social Sciences (The Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2023) 12th in the UK for Social Work (The Guardian University Guide 2023) About the course Social Work at Sussex combines theory with practical experience, giving you a professionally regulated qualification and enabling you to go on to change people’s lives. Our programme offers unique teaching methods that draws on our research expertise and cutting-edge knowledge, so as to give you a comprehensive understanding of the realities and complexity of practice. You will be offered a safe, calm, and well-ordered environment to engage with service users through our innovative teaching activities, which are run in partnership with carers and practitioners. As a core part of your qualification, you will undertake practice learning placements. You will be well-supported and make the most of partnerships we have developed over years of collaboration with local organisations. You will be trained to uphold high-quality professional standards and develop emerging professional leadership skills. Accreditation This degree is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). You graduate ready to apply for registration as a social worker. About Sussex Sussex graduates change the world. Our students become the leaders of the future, making discoveries, improving lives and changing things for the better. Study with us to join a welcoming and inspiring community of staff and students from more than 140 countries. Location We shape the world from a fantastic campus on the UK’s beautiful south coast. We are the only UK university surrounded by a national park, so you can step off campus to explore the hills and woodlands of the South Downs. The vibrant, colourful and creative seaside city of Brighton & Hove is just nine minutes away. With Brighton voted the happiest city in England for students, (Student Living Survey, Sodexo, 2018) there can be few better places to study.
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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
You will need to show evidence of basic IT competence and your personal suitability to enter the social work profession in line with national guidance provided by the relevant professional body and regulator. For more information on the admissions process please go to - http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/apply-social-work
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
For more information on the admissions process please go to - http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/apply-social-work
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||7||Including at least 6.5 in each component.|
|PTE Academic||67||Including at least 62 in all four skills.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||95||TOEFL (iBT), including at least 22 in Listening, 23 in Reading, 23 in Speaking, 24 in Writing.|
Please see our English language requirements.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|