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Social Work Hons, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months


Social Work Hons course at University of Nottingham ensures that students are professionally capable of carrying out core social work tasks.

This course enables successful graduates to register as qualified social workers. As a result, it includes all the mandatory elements of a social work qualifying course. This includes assessment, communication skills, human growth and development, interprofessional working and the law.

More generally, it ensures that you will be able to demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking and creative action in relation to the complex problems of human life. In this respect, the connection between social work and social policy is critical.

You'll take a combination of academic modules that will develop the core knowledge, values and skills needed to be a social worker. In addition, in years two and three, you'll complete assessed placements in social work settings.

Modules are delivered through lectures, seminars, workshops and work-based learning opportunities. We use a variety of teaching methods to help you develop the professional knowledge and practical skills required to become a qualified social worker, including the use of audiovisual technology and simulation exercises. Our teaching includes input from service users, carers and practising social workers.


Most of our social work graduates obtain employment as qualified professionals in local authority children's or adult's services. Some take up positions in the independent sector.

Our graduates are valued by employers for their ability to:

  • develop an argument and justify it with evidence
  • write coherently and succinctly with a clear structure
  • complete work on time and to the specification required
  • think critically and challenge accepted ideas
  • select, collect and analyse relevant materials in order to carry out independent research
  • present their work verbally and in writing to a group
  • work as a team to achieve goals

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication Skills for Practice
  • Introduction to Social Work
  • Investigating Social Worlds
  • Policy and Social Justice
  • Understanding Contemporary Society
  • From Theory to Practice
  • Human Growth and Development Across the Life Course
  • Law for Social Work
  • Political Theory and Social Policy
  • Social Work Research
  • Critical Perspectives on Social Work
  • Safeguarding

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

General Requirements

  • ABB
  • GCSE English and maths, 4 (C) or above, or equivalent

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17550 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17550 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 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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