36 months
14500 GBP/year
9000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The BSc Social Work (Hons) degree at Cardiff Metropolitan University is based on the National Occupational Standards for social work practice (2011) and is delivered in partnership with local social work agencies and service user groups. It combines and integrates professional training in social work with academic study to degree level.


Social Work involves a flexible approach to meeting the needs of individuals, groups or communities. This degree in social work is concerned with developing a range of competencies to meet the National Occupational Standard for Social Work. 

Student learning is informed by legislation, theory and research-informed evidence in relation to social work knowledge, skills and values and is related to experience gained through social work practice learning opportunities. 

The BSc Social Work (Hons) degree at Cardiff Metropolitan University also includes an understanding of the legislative provision of services and the importance of understanding social work within a Welsh, UK and International context.


  • On completion of the BSc (Hons) Social Work degree and all associated academic and practice based learning opportunities, graduates will be able to register as qualified Social Work practitioners and access a wide range of employment opportunities within social work in the statutory, independent and third sectors. Graduates can take up employment with people with social care needs and their carers who use a range of social work and social care services which address complex social issues and needs. 
  • Graduates will also be required to pursue Continued Professional Education and Learning within their Social Work career, and may choose to pursue a postgraduate qualification, for example in teaching in further/higher education or a Masters or Doctorate in Social Work. There are also other graduate opportunities outside Social work.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Year One: 'Introduction and Foundation'
  • Years Two & Three: 'Applying knowledge, skills and values in social work practice and the development and confirmation of competence in social work practice'

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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

 Applicants must be able to demonstrate an ability to study at higher education, normally through a recognised qualification:

  • 96 points from at least two A levels to include grades CC; Welsh Baccalaureate – Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate considered as a third subject
  • RQF BTEC National Extended Diploma/Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMM
  • CACHE Diploma grade C (minimum 96 points)
  • A relevant NVQ Level 3 or 4 in a social work/social care related subject area
  • 96 points from the Access to Higher Education Diploma. English and Maths related credits covered within the Access are not normally accepted as GCSE equivalent 
  • 96 points from at least two Scottish Advanced Highers to include grades DD. Scottish Highers are also considered, either on their own or in combination with Advanced Highers   
  • 96 points from the Irish Leaving Certificate at Highers to include 2 X H3 subjects        

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Cardiff

628 - 1066 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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