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Course summary

Why Lancaster?

  • Study a course accredited by Social Work England (SWE) to kick-start a rewarding career
  • Benefit from our partnerships with public, private, voluntary and independent agencies
  • Learn from a team of experts committed to improving the lives of the most vulnerable in society through their research and practice
  • Receive tailored individual support to get the most out of your time on campus and placement
Everything you need to start a career in social work is here – inspiring lecturers, support tailored to your needs and insight into the issues impacting social work today in the UK. As part of our welcoming community, you’ll always have someone to turn to for support and advice throughout your coursework and placements. Small close-knit cohort Our course is accredited by Social Work England (SWE), and you’ll develop the skills and experience employers in this area need. An important part of your study will be your two practice placements. You’ll get hands-on experience within different organisations such as local authorities, Barnardo's or Age Concern. Providing individualised support is important to us. That’s why we keep our social work cohort small. It means we can get to know you. It also means we’ll try to match your placement to your area of interest, whether that’s in youth offending, children and family intervention, or another area of social work. Shape the future of social work Our teaching team aren’t just teachers. They’re experienced social workers, advocates and change-makers. Some of the team carry out research, while others are practising social workers working in statutory sector services and charities. Our team of experts contribute to national policy and practice discussions around vital areas like online child sexual abuse risk, family justice and youth resilience. We aim to inspire you to follow in our footsteps and become a part of a new generation of social workers who value human rights and social justice.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We also require: GCSE English Language grade C. We will accept other qualifications in English including O level grade C, CSE grade1, Functional Skills Level 2 Pass.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

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Social Work at Lancaster University - UCAS