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Social Work (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (WUR) Birmingham, United Kingdom
As one of the largest providers of social workers in the UK, our Social Work BSc (Hons) degree is approved by the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and is well known for producing excellent practitioners capable of operating in local authority, voluntary or private settings. Social Work (Hons) is provided by Birmingham City University.
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Overview

What's covered in the course?

Our specially-designed degree will give you the skills and knowledge needed to make adifference to people's lives as a professional and registered social worker. Social Work (Hons) is provided by Birmingham City University.

You will learn about the social work profession and the needs of the people social workers support. We link theory and practice through a combination of academic learning and on the job placement opportunities.

You will gain a first-hand insight into a wide range of issues that you will face in social work practice, such as:

  • The care needs of vulnerable people
  • Safeguarding children and adults
  • The impact of poverty
  • Domestic violence
  • Substance misuse
  • Mental health issues

Through expert teaching and quality placements, you will develop a sophisticated understanding of different service user groups and the skills needed to safeguard the well-being of vulnerable people.

Employment opportunities

After graduating from the social work degree, you are eligible to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), enabling you to practise as a professional social worker.

With half of the course taking place in practice settings, this course is highly regarded by employers. The experience you will gain as a social work student at Birmingham City University, the largest provider of qualified health and social services staff in the region, gives you excellent employment prospects.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Social Work Practice
  • Equality, Diversity and Anti-Discriminatory Practice
  • Human Growth and the Lifecourse
  • Foundation Law and Social Policy
  • Core Skills for Practice
  • Law, Policy and Safeguarding 
  • Methods of Social Work Intervention
  • Practice Placement
  • Research Design and Methods

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    95

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

GCSE at Grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics (formerly Grade C).

Equivalent qualifications such as Key Skills Level 2, Adult Numeracy Level 2, Adult Literacy Level 2, Functional Skills English and Maths Level 2 or CSE Grade 1 will be accepted.

Irish Leaving Certificate 

Minimum of five passes - including Mathematics and English - at Grade B3 or above.

Scottish qualifications 

A minimum of five passes including Mathematics and English at Intermediate Standard 2 or above.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12800 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Birmingham

  • 765 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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