Social Work (BA (Hons))

Bournemouth University the United Kingdom

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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
3 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 15000 per year

All study options

About Social Work at Bournemouth University

Please note: this course is full for September 2020 entry. You may still apply, but your application will be held on a waiting list and you will be informed if there becomes space on the course and your application is being considered.

From child protection to fostering and adoption, from youth justice to supporting adults with disabilities, from drug issues to alcohol dependency, from mental health to homelessness – social workers are capable of so much and helping so many.

Our course is accredited by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC), which means you’ll be able to register as a qualified social worker the minute you graduate, explaining why over 95% of our graduates are employed within six months of leaving.

This practical degree, which is one of the top ten of its kind according to the 2020 Guardian League tables, blends a powerful combination of academic study with essential practical experience. As a result, you’ll leave us fully equipped with the specialist knowledge and practical skills needed to deal with a broad range of issues surrounding social welfare, social exclusion and discrimination, law and social policy, working with children, young people and adults, mental health and substance abuse. You’ll gain lots of hands-on experience during your placements, operating in real world settings. What’s more, you can even seize the opportunity to travel and complete your placements overseas!

All statistics shown are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBA (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 15000 per year

Notes about fees for this course

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Entry requirements

For September 2020 and September 2021 entry: 120 - 136 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DDM.

If English is not your first language, you will need IELTS (Academic) 7.0 with minimum 6.5 in each component or equivalent. 

Don't meet the entry requirements?

Consider a Foundation or Pathway course at Bournemouth University to prepare for your chosen course:

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