The Social Work degree at Queen's University Belfast is a combination of academic study and assessed practice learning opportunities. Practice Learning Opportunities are allocated in collaboration with the Northern Ireland Degree in Social Work Partnership.
Studying for a social work degree at Queen’s will assist you in developing the core skills, knowledge and values valued by employers, professional organisations and academic institutions. Queen’s is currently ranked joint 2nd in the UK for career prospects for Social Work according the Guardian University Guide (2019).
Employment after the Course
Graduates are well regarded by many employers (local, national and international) and according to data provided by the NISCC, 80% of social work graduates are registered for their Assessed Year in Employment, to complete their full registration with the NISCC within 6-9 months of graduation.
Social workers are employed throughout the statutory and voluntary social services. There are many career development opportunities leading to specialist posts and to the highest levels of management within statutory and voluntary social services agencies.
Further study is also an option open to social work graduates. Students can choose from a wide range of Master's and PhD programmes, as well as a comprehensive list of postgraduate courses.
The typical starting salary of Social Work graduates is £23,000 (based on the Agenda For Change Pay scale for Band 5 social work posts), increasing to £28,000 (when social workers can progress to Band 6 posts) upon completion of their Assessed Year In Employment.
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- Social Work
- Law for Social Workers
- Preparation for Practice Learning
- Themes and Issues in Social Policy
- Psychology for Social Work
- Sociology for Social Work
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- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- 26 January - the 'equal consideration' deadline for this course.
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
A level requirements
- ABB + GCSE Mathematics grade C or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.
- H3H3H3H3H3H3 + if not offered at Higher Level then Ordinary Level grade O4 in Mathematics is required.
- Minimum standard 2.2, applicants must have a minimum of a grade C in GCSE Mathematics or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.
- Successful completion of Access Course with an average of 70%.
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International17400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17400 GBP per year during 36 months.
National4530 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4530 GBP per year during 36 months.
- Northern Ireland (NI) £4,530
- Republic of Ireland (ROI) £4,530
- England, Scotland or Wales (GB) £9,250
- EU Other £17,400
- International £17,400
Living costs for Belfast
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.