BSc(Hons) Social work at UWE Bristol offers the grounding you need to become a skilled social worker – with the professional skills, knowledge base and placement experience that will help you stand out. Learn to work with service users, carers and other professionals to enhance wellbeing. Gain the critical understanding, experience and skills to make informed judgements in complex situations. Explore contemporary issues in social work. You’ll be taught by experienced and enthusiastic staff, most of whom are registered social workers. Get a direct route into practice with 170 days on placement through our links with a variety of partner agencies. Gain exposure to a variety of social work roles in statutory, voluntary, private and independent organisations. The relationships you build with your placement providers, along with your professional qualification, will greatly improve your employability. After completing the degree, you can register with the Health and Care Professions Council, so you can practise social work in England. You’ll be qualified to work with adults or children in numerous roles and sectors. Our students often find work with the organisations they’ve trained with on placement.
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.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
We recognise the individual nature of each application and our typical offer should be viewed as a guide. UWE Bristol welcomes interest from applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements. We will consider evidence of your relevant personal, professional or educational experience where it demonstrates an ability and potential to succeed on the course. Please include details of any relevant experience in your application.
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Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 does not apply and all convictions, including those which are spent, must be disclosed. This is in accordance with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Applicants who are offered a place must undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and will be required to complete a Disclosure Application Form. All information will be treated in confidence and only taken into account when absolutely necessary.
You must be in good health and up-to-date with all routine immunisations that are required for working in health and social care settings. If you are offered a place on this course, you will be required to complete an Occupational Health questionnaire and attend any subsequent medical assessment if required. You will also be required to confirm your status in respect of a number of infectious diseases (tuberculosis, measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, varicella, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV antibodies) and be prepared to have all required vaccinations. Please note that the list of required vaccinations may change, in response to advice from the Department of Health. If your vaccinations are not up-to-date, this will affect your ability to continue on your course. If you have any concerns with regards to vaccinations please raise this at the point of application.
Applicants will be required to attend an interview. For more details on our interview requirements please visit our selection process page: https://www.uwe.ac.uk/courses/applying/undergraduate-applications/selection-processes
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Fees and funding
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