Overview Train to become a first-rate social work practitioner at UEA. Social work is about working with people, usually to help them achieve their goals, sometimes to protect them or others. You could work with children, young people, parents, people with mental health problems, people with physical disabilities or learning disabilities, older people, and with relatives and friends who care for them. At UEA, we see social work as a practical and ethical profession that helps people and makes a difference to their lives. Our social work training is among the most highly regarded in the country. You’ll graduate ready to start your social work career. In time, you could become a leader in the field as an innovator, practice leader, senior manager, policy maker, researcher or lecturer. About This Course Social work is ideally suited to intelligent, compassionate, hard-working and caring students. At UEA, we have an international reputation for the excellence of our social work teaching and research. We are approved by Social Work England, and your Social Work degree will support you to develop the academic knowledge and professional skills you’ll need to register as a qualified social worker. We are part of a Social Work Teaching Partnership with Suffolk and Norfolk County Councils and the University of Suffolk, ensuring that you’ll benefit from close links between teaching, research and practice now and in your future career. Our graduates are highly regarded by local employers and many of our students begin their careers with UEA partners thanks to links established while on student placements. When applying for this course, remember that your interpersonal skills are as important as your educational background. Your application should reflect your potential in both areas. That means we want to hear about your experience of working with people. You might have done voluntary or paid work in a school, residential home or in home care. Or you may have done other work with children, families or vulnerable adults who need extra care or support. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, including people who’ve just left school or college, and mature students. Due to the nature of the course, you will need to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service screening. You will also need to provide two references: one regarding your academic achievements, and the second telling us about your experience in work or helping people. You must also inform us about any major health concerns that could affect your studies. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk
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
GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade C (i.e. 4) and GCSE Mathematics grade C (i.e. 4) We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please contact us at https://www.uea.ac.uk/study/enquiries
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
If shortlisted, applicants will be invited to an Admissions Day at UEA, giving you the opportunity to visit the teaching facilities and meet the staff and other applicants on the day. Social work is about collaborative working, meaning we work as part of a team with colleagues from a local authority partner agency. You will be involved in a number of activities, including meeting students already on our programme and you will have opportunities to speak to staff and have any questions answered that you might have about studying on our programme at UEA.
Declaration of Suitability to be completed.
Institutions Own Test (IOT)
On receipt of an application and initial screening, applicants will be asked for: • An 800–1000-word essay. Details will be provided.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||7||IELTS score of 7.0 overall with minimum of 6.5 in each component|
We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing). We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details.
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.