36 months
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14600 GBP/year
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About

 Social workers support children and families through child protection procedures, fostering and adoption and youth justice to name but a few. They also support adults with issues including disability, drug and alcohol dependency, mental health, homelessness and safeguarding. The BA (Hons) Social Work programme is offered at University of Plymouth.

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Overview

Studying the BA (Hons) Social Work  programme at University of Plymouth , you'll spend over 170 days on real-life placements with adults and children so you graduate ready to start your professional career.

You will get a head start, be eligible to apply to become a registered social worker as soon as you successfully complete the course. You will stand out from the crowd with a degree recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). You'll gather insights and develop a real understanding of social work through our highly commended approach to integrated learning. you will equip yourself with the skills to be a reflective and ethical practitioner, committed to lifelong learning.

Understanding where your degree subject could take you is an important first step in career planning. Due to the transferrable nature of the skills you gain from your studies, you may discover that there is a much wider range of opportunities open to you within this profession that you may first appreciate.

Key Features:

  • Get a head start – on successful completion of the course you can apply to become a registered social worker.
  • Stand out from the crowd with a degree recognised by Social Work England.
  • Benefit from the expertise of our network of partner agencies across the social work spectrum, learning from professionals to develop your skills.
  • Enhance your career options - six months after finishing the course, 95% of our graduates are in work or further study (source: 2019 DLHE survey*).
  • Gather insights and develop a real understanding of social work through our highly commended approach to integrated learning.
  • Build your hands-on knowledge and experience on an excellent variety of placements, working in real-life adult and childcare settings in all three years.
  • Engage with real service users and carers at every stage of your learning, so you graduate primed to put effective strategies to use in the workplace.
  • Learn about the increasing influence of global issues on social work and be inspired by staff who are leading the way in international social work.
  • Develop as a professional – equip yourself with the skills to be a reflective and ethical practitioner, committed to lifelong learning.
  • To complement your formal learning we offer regular PALS sessions that provide the opportunity for you to learn with and from your peers. Share knowledge, discuss ideas, and ask questions in a relaxed and friendly environment. Find out more about the Peer Assisted Learning Scheme (PALS).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • What is Social Work 
  • Developing Professional Skills 
  • Contexts for Social Work: Organisations, Policy and Law 
  • Human Development and Wellbeing 
  • Understanding the Social World 
  • Values and Ethics in Practice 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • UCAS tariff

104 -120

  • GCSE’S

Normally 5 GCSEs grade C/4 or above to include Mathematics, English and Science. Preference is given to applicants who have obtained these grades on application. Please note the institution may consider equivalent numeracy and literacy qualifications.

PLUS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • A levels: Typical offer of 104-120 points from a minimum of 3 A Levels or level 3 qualifications - social science preferred. Excluding General Studies.
  • IB: 27-28 points to include 5 at Higher Level. Social Science, Psychology or a Science profile preferred.
  • Pass Access with 45 credits at level 3, 33 at merit/distinction level to include 15 level 3 credits in science/social science (psychology/sociology/criminology).
  • BTEC National Diploma modules

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14600 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

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

Part time (Home) £770per 10 credits

Living costs for Plymouth

731 - 1387 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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