Social Work at University of Sussex - UCAS

Course summary

=1st in the UK for Graduate Prospects – Outcomes in Social Work (Complete University Guide 2024) 9th in the UK for Social Sciences (The Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2024) 14th in the UK for Social Work (The Guardian University Guide 2024) 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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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 -

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)7including at least 6.5 in each component. We accept IELTS One Skills Retake. We do not accept IELTS Online.
PTE Academic67including at least 62 in all four skills. We do not accept the PTE Academic Online test.
TOEFL (iBT)95TOEFL (iBT) including at least 22 in Listening, 23 in Reading, 23 in Speaking, 24 in Writing. We do not accept TOEFL (iBT) Home Edition.

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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £25000 Year 1
International £25000 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

Note that your fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis as the Government reviews the fee levels.
Social Work at University of Sussex - UCAS