Social Work (BSc (Hons))

University of Lincoln the United Kingdom

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
3 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9000 per year

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 14500 per year

All study options

About Social Work at University of Lincoln

The Social Work degree at Lincoln combines rigorous academic study with extensive practice-based experience, aiming to equip you with the personal and professional attributes required for a career in social work.

Social work is a uniquely demanding but rewarding profession. Those who work in the sector have the opportunity to change people's lives for the better. They empower individuals and promote social justice by intervening at the points at which people, policy and society interact.

Social workers must make sound judgements, often in conditions of tension, complexity and uncertainty. These decisions can have profound implications for the individuals, groups and communities they aim to support.

Students have the opportunity to learn how to communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders and are encouraged to see social work within its broader, multidisciplinary context. Practice placements form a key component of this programme and you will have the opportunity to benefit from the School's well-established links with regional and national agencies. Students may incur additional costs relating to placements. These are outlined in the Features Tab.

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 awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 Years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9000 per yearInternational course feesGBP 14500 per year

Entry requirements

GCE Advanced Levels: BCC

International Baccalaureate: 28 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: A minimum of 45 level 3 credits at merit or above will be required.

This programme also requires a minimum of three GCSEs at grade C or above including English Language and Maths (or equivalent). These GCSEs must be obtained prior to submitting a UCAS application.

All students must demonstrate some form of experience of social care practice (either paid or voluntary) in their personal statement.

We cannot accept deferred applications for Nursing or Social Work. You must apply in the year you wish to start the programme.

International students will require English Language at IELTS 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in each element, or equivalent.

Shortlisted applicants will also have to pass screening processes in terms of professional suitability, including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for criminal convictions and a health declaration (formally known as a CRB check) The University will pay for the DBS check. It is important that you declare health issues or previous involvement with the criminal justice system so that an official decision about your suitability for social work training can be made. These issues do not automatically prevent entry and will be treated sensitively and in complete confidence.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email

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