Social Work at University of Nottingham - UCAS

Course summary

Social workers play a vital role in protecting vulnerable people, promoting human rights and helping people to make changes. As a social worker, you could be working with children, older people, carers, and people with disabilities in a role that is challenging but also incredibly rewarding. Our BA Social Work will give you insights into human life and the world around us. You will consider topics such as social justice, equality and diversity and advocacy. You'll learn how to communicate with service users, build effective relationships, and create reports which you may need to present in court. You'll develop skills in the classroom, through placements, and on simulated skills days. Our course is regulated by Social Work England and prepares you to practice in both adults' and children’s services. Successful completion of the course makes you eligible to apply for registration as a social worker with Social Work England.


A total of 360 academic credits are taken over three years, divided into 120 credits per year. This is the equivalent of 40 hours of University-based study per week, or 40 hours per week of practice-based learning. You will spend the first year based at the University, where you will explore social work's key functions and develop skills for social work practice. You will also study core aspects of sociology and social policy which underpin the profession's knowledge base. In year two, you will be based at the University during the first semester, and study central aspects of social work's knowledge base, including the law, social work theories and human development. You will go out on placement for 80 days during the second semester. In year three, you will again be based at the University during the first semester, and will have the opportunity to focus on studying key issues within social work with adults or children and families. You will also study central themes for all social workers, such as safeguarding. You will go out on placement for 90 days during the second semester.

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.






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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE requirements – English grade C (numeric grade 4) and Mathematics grade C (numeric grade 4); GCSE equivalent tests, such as Functional Skills or Adult Literacy/Numeracy qualifications cannot be accepted in lieu of GCSEs.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Attendance at an assessment day and interview are required.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
EU £20500* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £20500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

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Social Work at University of Nottingham - UCAS