Social Work, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language
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Social workers make a difference to people in need of support, helping them through difficult times, safeguarding, caring for and undertaking crisis intervention to support positive change in circumstances and wellbeing. This degree will equip you with the expertise you need to become exceptional in the field.

About

From shadowing social workers to undertaking work placements with statutory social work teams, substance misuse charities, homeless hostels and children’s centres you will make a difference to the lives of people in need through professional practice, right from your first year. The course is taught by experienced social workers in a highly supportive environment, their experience spanning the range of social work specialities: children, families and young people; adults; conflict in communities; mental health and social work law.

You’ll hear from leading practitioners and work with recovering addicts and ex-offenders in lectures and workshops. Children and families, substance misuse, psychology and a commitment to promoting social justice and human rights for decision-making are core elements of the course.

Developing knowledge of moral and legal frameworks, you’ll learn to make good decisions for the individuals and families you work with, considering law, human rights, risks and responsibilities. You will examine people and relationships, attachment and separation-loss theories, as well as human development from childhood to old age. You will also explore social oppression and advocacy, developing skills in anti-oppressive practice to ensure you get the best results for those you work with.

Accreditation

Work with children, families, adults and recovering addicts on this professionally-accredited degree.

Recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), you'll be eligible to apply for professional social work registration on graduation.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Learning is interactive with lots of group work, discussion and debate, role plays and case study projects. We have a supportive social work learning community which includes students, staff, service users, carers and practitioners.

Courses Included:
  • Law and Social Policy 
  • Social Work Skills, Methods and Interventions
  • Development over the Lifespan
  • Ethics, Equality and Diversity
  • Introduction to Professional Social Work
  • Theories for Social Work

                                      English Language Requirements

                                      You need the following IELTS score:

                                      • Minimum required score:

                                        6

                                        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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                                      Academic Requirements

                                      • 104 tariff points
                                      • BCC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.
                                      • Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. 

                                      Technological Requirements

                                      Subject to satisfactory DBS disclosure.


                                      Tuition Fee

                                      • International Applies to you

                                        13500 GBP/year
                                        Tuition Fee
                                        Based on the original amount of 13500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
                                      • EU/EEA Applies to you

                                        9250 GBP/year
                                        Tuition Fee
                                        Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
                                      We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                                      Living costs for Cheltenham

                                      • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
                                        Living Costs

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

                                      Funding

                                      • No upfront tuition fees. You won’t have to pay any fees while you are studying; you can apply for a student tuition fee loan to cover the fees. This will be paid directly to the university.
                                      • You can also apply for a student maintenance loan to help towards your living costs up to £8,200 if you live away from home to study and up to £6,904 if you stay at home.
                                      • Additional non-repayable grants may be available for students with dependents and for students with disabilities.
                                      • Living cost loans and grants will be paid to students in three equal instalments over the academic year – one at the beginning of each term.
                                      • You will only start to repay the loan after you have graduated and are in employment and earning over £21,000. You will repay 9% of your income above £21,000. For example if you earn £25,000 you would repay £30 a month. (i.e. 9% of £4,000/12 months).

                                      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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                                      Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.