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Course summary

Social Work is a vocational subject, and the purpose of these degrees is to educate and train students to become qualified social workers - people who are in the frontline, and part of society's efforts to cope with many community and personal problems. Social workers play key roles in the delivery of services to care for people of all ages who are in need. They also exercise formal legal powers in response to many of society's problems such as child abuse, vulnerable adults, mental health problems, and working with offenders. The School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work is one of the leading centres of social work education in the UK, with The Times Good University Guide 2010 ranking Queen's University's Social Work education first out of the 74 universities in the UK offering the degree. In the delivery of our courses we are joined by a wide range of agency partners, who are an integral part of the development and delivery of these degrees. Our degrees are a mixture of academic study and assessed practice placements, which are supported by practice teachers in a variety of local social work agencies.

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This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Honours Degree in a cognate subject – minimum 2ii. Applicants with a 3rd class Honours or an Ordinary degree will not be considered. A relevant degree is deemed to be an Honours degree where at least one-third of the course passed at Honours level comprises one or more of the following: Sociology, Psychology, Social Policy/Social Administration; and degrees in Law, Teaching, Nursing, Community Work, Youth Work, Early Childhood Studies, Criminology, Health and Social Care, Occupational Therapy, Human Communication/Counselling, Social Anthropology, Housing Studies or other cognate subjects. All applicants must have GCSE Mathematics grade C/4 or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Please note that we do not accept Essential Skills Application of Number as equivalent to GCSE Mathematics.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Eligible applicants will be required to participate in a virtual interview.


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £4750 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £4750 Year 1
EU £20800 Year 1
International £20800 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

The stipulated fees are for those starting a course in 2024-25. Further information on Fees and Funding can be found at:
Social Work (Relevant Graduate Route) at Queen's University Belfast - UCAS