Study a social work degree with strong work placements and good employment prospects. The majority of our graduates gain employment in local social work, voluntary and social welfare agencies. This social work degree provides academic knowledge and practical skills you will need for a social work career. You will explore a range of social issues, within children and families and adult social work. Our teaching staff are active in research and experts in their fields while social work placements with local authorities will give you the skills required to practise as a social worker. Graduates can apply to register with the social work regulator, Social Work England. The BA Social Work at the University of Greenwich was approved in December 2020 in accordance with Social Work England Qualifying Education and Training Standards 2019. What you should know about this course
- Our degree ranks first In London for satisfaction with teaching - Guardian Guide 2020.
- 92% Overall Student Satisfaction in Social Work (2020 National Student Survey).
- You can study full-time or part-time. Our part-time route is employment-based, and students must be sponsored by their employer.
- If you're looking for hands on experience, our degree has strong work placement arrangements with local authorities and the voluntary sector.
- When you complete this course you become eligible to register with Social Work England (SWE).
All degree courses are made up of modules – individual units of study on different topics. Some modules are compulsory; others can be chosen from a list of options. Our website has full details of your degree structures, module content, and how each module is assessed. The direct link to this course on our website, can be found at the bottom of this page.
Students are assessed through a combination of course work, exams and practical assessment where relevant. You can view more information about how each module on this course is assessed within our 'What you will study' section. Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Social Work England
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.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We accept A Levels, T Levels, BTECs, International Baccalaureate (IB), Access to HE courses, or equivalent level 3 qualifications.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Find out more about this requirement on our selection day page https://www.gre.ac.uk/study/apply/interviews/fehhs/basocialwork
Additional entry requirements: • Professional / Academic Reference Required • Experience of caring or supporting children or adults at risk. This may be in relation to paid or voluntary work and might be combined with caring in a personal capacity. The skills and understanding of social work gained from the experience should be discussed and reflected upon in your personal statement. • Complete an online test. • Complete a suitability declaration, an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check, and an occupational health check. Find out more about these requirements, including how and when you will need to complete them, on our suitability to practice pages https://docs.gre.ac.uk/rep/sas/fitness-to-practise-procedure
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||7||with minimum of 6.5 in each skill|
For more information about our English Language Requirements, please click on the following link:
The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|