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Social Work (Hons)

Oxford Brookes University

36 months
14600 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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If you're interested in becoming a social worker, the Social Work (Hons) programme at the Oxford Brookes University leads to the qualification you need. As a graduate you can apply for social work registration in England with the HCPC.


The Social Work (Hons) programme at the Oxford Brookes University consistently delivers high quality social work education. Your practice-based learning includes two work placements. You'll work with your practice educator to develop your capabilities as part of the PCF.

The lecturing staff base their teaching on evidence-based practice, promoting the most current social work research. 

The curriculum meets the requirement for social work registration, as defined by the former College of Social Work, Health and Care Professions Council and QAA Benchmark Statements.

In the second year you will study specialist modules on social work with children and families, and adults and mental health. You will also take modules on research methods and interprofessional practice.

Career prospects

There are a wide range of job opportunities for social workers in a variety of settings, with the possibility of employment in the statutory, private, voluntary or independent sectors. Our careers service will support you in the development of your application skills.

Current data indicates that approximately 90% of students are in employment six months after finishing the course. Local authority and private, voluntary and independent partners employ many graduates who go on to undertake the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (AYSE).

Professional accreditation

On successful completion of the BA (Hons) Social Work degree, students are eligible to apply for professional registration with Social Work England (SWE).


Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Compulsory modules
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Law and Social Policy
  • Skills Development and Professional Communications
  • Evidence in Professional Practice
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable People

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 71 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • GCSE: Grade 4 (C) in English and Maths. For English and Maths, Level 2 Functional Skills are accepted as alternatives to GCSEs.
  • Applicants who do not meet all of the academic entry criteria can still be considered if they have significant and relevant life or work experience with vulnerable people.

Work experience

Experience of paid or voluntary work with vulnerable people is needed. This experience should be sufficient to enable you to clearly demonstrate your commitment, motivation and understanding of social work's knowledge, skills and values.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14600 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Oxford

939 - 1530 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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