Social Work Study in the UK

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Social Work Courses in the UK

Introduction to Social Work

A degree in Social Work will help graduates make a significant impact on society's 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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Modules in a Social Work degree 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 vital experience of what the role is like in a practical environment.

Careers in Social Work

Social Work graduates will find employment in the charity, private and public sectors. Depending on what specialisations were undertaken whilst studying, social workers will work with adults, children, people with learning disabilities, the homeless, people with substance abuse issues and foster families.

  • Average starting professional salary: £26,000
  • Average starting non-professional salary: £15,327

Source: The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

Social Work UK 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.

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 2022 below:

  1. Bournemouth University
  2. University of Hertfordshire
  3. Glasgow Caledonian University
  4. University of Edinburgh
  5. Manchester Metropolitan University
  6. Queen's University Belfast
  7. University of Strathclyde
  8. University of Bath
  9. Anglia Ruskin University
  10. Lancaster University

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