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Social Work

Queen's University Belfast

36 months
17400 GBP/year
4530 GBP/year
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The Social Work degree at Queen's University Belfast is a professional qualification in Social Work accredited by the Northern Ireland Social Care Council and recognised throughout the UK, the Republic of Ireland and elsewhere.

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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.

Career Prospects

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.

Professional Opportunities

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Work
  • Law for Social Workers
  • Preparation for Practice Learning
  • Themes and Issues in Social Policy
  • Psychology for Social Work
  • Sociology for Social Work

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • 26 January - the 'equal consideration' deadline for this course.


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

A level requirements

  • ABB + GCSE Mathematics grade C or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.
Irish leaving certificate requirements
  • 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.
Access/Foundation Course
  • Successful completion of Access Course with an average of 70%.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17400 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4530 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based 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

561 - 887 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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