Solent University (Southampton)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Solent University

Social Work

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Course summary

Our social work courses ranked 1st out of 85 other UK institutions for student satisfaction (NSS 2019). Are you looking to pursue a career in a rewarding profession? Solent’s social work degree will help you develop a thorough grounding in social work theory, as well as the skills, values and first-hand experience key to making a difference to the lives of vulnerable people. The first two years of this degree concentrate on learning the basis of social work theory as well as looking at subjects such as law and sociology. For their final year, students can choose to specialise in adults or children and families to help focus their career path upon graduation. The course team’s strong links with local employers, service users and carers within the industry have allowed previous students the opportunity to practice the theory they’ve learnt in work placements, enabling them to build their skills and confidence as a social worker and develop their professional network. These established links with the industry have also allowed past students to attend regular guest lectures where they have benefitted from talks delivered by social work professionals giving valuable insight into the industry and the career opportunities available. What does this course lead to? Social workers have opportunities to work with other professionals such as the police and doctors, to plan support and offer services to those in need of care and support. If a social worker is successful in enabling change, it can mean that a child or vulnerable adult may achieve a new lease of life and positive possibilities for the future. Who is this course for? This BA (Hons) Social Work programme prepares students for a wide range of social work and community care roles. Ideal candidates should aspire to work with vulnerable members of the community. Applicants typically come from a wide range of academic backgrounds.

Course details

Modules

YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES The Professional Social Worker Interpersonal Skills in Social Work Sociological Perspectives in Contemporary Society Legislative Frameworks for Social Work Psychological Perspectives across the Life Span Community and Culture YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES Applied and Informed Practice Social Work Assessment, Theory and Models Working in Partnership and in Organisations Developing Professional Capabilities in Practice YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES Managing Risk and Safeguarding Practices Independent Research Study Extending Professional Capabilities in Practice YEAR 3 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each academic year) Intervention and Critical Analysis whilst working with Children, their Families and Carers in Social Work Intervention and Critical Analysis whilst working with Adults, their Families and Carers in Social Work

Assessment method

Essays, presentations, case studies, projects and portfolios are used to test all elements of the course.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
L501
Institution code:
S30
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

For information about applying to Solent as an International applicant, please visit https://www.solent.ac.uk/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/help-for-international-students

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

• Direct entry to years 2 (Level 5) or 3 (Level 6) We welcome applications from students currently studying a Foundation Degree, DipHE, HNC, HND or modules of an undergraduate degree course at another university, who wish to enter directly into Years 2 or 3 of one of our undergraduate degree courses. • Level 5 (year 2) entry To directly enter the second year of this course you will need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 120 undergraduate credits at Level 4 or a CertHE in a related subject area. • Level 6 (year 3) entry To directly enter the third year of this course you need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 240 undergraduate credits (at Levels 4 and 5), a DipHE, Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject area.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Interview


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with 5.5 in each individual component.
TOEFL (iBT)80with a minimum of 20 in each individual compoenent.

All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application and to take a look at this PDF document which outlines both Solent University and Home Office requirements for a number of language tests.


Unistats information

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There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

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
EU £13800 Year 1
International £13800 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £13800 Year 1

Additional fee information

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

Sponsorship information

Solent University offers a number of bursaries, grants and scholarships. For more information, please visit https://www.solent.ac.uk/finance/grants-bursaries-scholarships/bursaries

Social Work at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS