36 months
17000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Social workers change lives for the better and help protect some of society’s most vulnerable people.On this BSc Social Work (Hons) degree at University of Portsmouth, which is approved by Social Work England, you’ll develop the skills you need to graduate and apply to register as a social worker.

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Social Work (Hons) degree at University of Portsmouth highlights

  • Practise your social work skills in our Centre for Simulation in Health and Care, a safe and supportive environment where we use innovative technologies to simulate real-life scenarios
  • Work closely with the University of Portsmouth Social Work Inclusion Group (SWIG), to help you understand service user experiences
  • Build your professional experience by spending 200 days on placement working with vulnerable people, service users and carers in the community

Programme Structure


  • BSc Social Work Practice Placement 1 – 40 credits
  • BSc Social Work Group Tutorials Level 5 – 0 credits
  • BSc Social Work Skills Days Level 5 – 0 credits
  • Occupational Health Year 2 – 0 credits
  • Core Skills Training Framework Repeat Level 5 – 0 credits
  • Service User Inclusion and Co-production – 20 credits
  • Social Work With Adults – 20 credits

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

  • A levels – ABB–BBB
  • UCAS points –120–128 points, to include a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent, one of which must be in a relevant subject (Anthropology, Criminology, Critical Thinking, English, Health & Social Care, Law, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, R.E, Sociology, Social Policy, Theology). Access courses in Health and Social Care are also acceptable (calculate your UCAS points)
  • BTECs (Extended Diplomas) – DDM
  • International Baccalaureate – 25

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17000 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 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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