Social Work study in the UK

Social Work in the UK

Career options, entry requirements and rankings for Social Work.

Social Work courses in the UK

Introduction to Social Work

A degree in Social Work will help graduates make a significant impact on societies most vulnerable lives. You will learn how to relate to people of all ages, race and background in order to gain trust and assist with improving their quality of life. Patience, understanding and communication are three of the key skills which will be developed over the duration of the course as you are put into a number of different situations you will be expected to face on a day to day basis.

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Social Work modules will tackle these issues head on as you learn about social science, work processes and practice, risk protection, child care and ethics. Degrees last for three years, with placements taking place at social work agencies during year two to give you experience of the work place.

Careers in Social Work

Social Work graduates will find employment in the charity, private and public sector. Career paths can begin in any number of areas, with different types of social worker working with adults, children, people with learning disabilities, the homeless, people with substance abuse issues and foster families.

Social Work Entry Requirements

  • Typical International Baccalaureate requirements: 32 points.
  • Typical A-levels requirements: ABB.
  • Typical IELTS requirements: 7.0 overall, with no lower than 6.5 in any one component.
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Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.

Where can I study Social Work?

To learn more about the best Social Work courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Social Work universities in the Guardian University Guide 2016 below:

  1. University of Swansea
  2. University of Bristol
  3. University of Bath
  4. University of Winchester
  5. University of Sussex
  6. University of Leeds
  7. University Campus Suffolk
  8. University of West of England
  9. Queen's University Belfast
  10. Lancaster University

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