Social Work (BSc (Hons))

University of West London the United Kingdom

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
3 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 11500

All study options

About Social Work at University of West London

Course summary

This course received a 90% rating for the quality of the teaching in the National Student Survey 2016. We were ranked the best university in London for the teaching on our social work courses.


This is an innovative course, designed to meet the demands of contemporary social work practice. It will offer individuals the opportunity to participate in a course of study that has a strong practice focus, balanced with theoretical, research and evidenced based teaching and learning. The course will encourage students to utilise life skills and abilities, in order to develop innovative, creative thinking.

Why choose this course?

Our teaching staff have extensive practice experience across a wide range of services - particularly in areas that have attracted more and more focus in recent years, such as substance misuse, mental health and domestic violence.

Students and staff come from a wide range of educational and professional backgrounds, and from all walks of life, and this course helps develop the strengths which such a diverse profile brings to the social work professions. It also develops and applies student strengths through action learning sets and other experiential learning, and uses a wide range of teaching methods to ensure you contribute and benefit fully from the learning experience.

Career and study progression

The course will develop you to become a qualified social worker; to practise and work confidently and effectively with other professionals to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. 

It is designed to enable you to successfully meet the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC), Standards of Proficiency (SoPs) for Social Work, working within the professional capabilities framework (PCF)  and the Social Work academic benchmark statements. 

You will develop competence in applying acquired knowledge, skills and values that will assist you in making social work interventions to improve complex social problems for diverse populations of service users.

Other options available for BSc (Hons) Social Work

  • Full time - September 2018, Brentford site


Fees for home and EU students

Main fee£9,250

Fees for overseas students

Main fee£11,500Find out if you are a home or overseas student.


Help with funding is available to a range of students, whether you are studying full or part-time, in your home country or overseas.

You may be eligible for a student loan to cover the cost of tuition fees or a maintenance loan to support you during your studies. Additional funding is available to some types of students, such as those with dependants, disabled students and more. Find out more about applying for student loans and other funding options.

We also offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to help you. Current scholarships include:

  • Full Time Undergraduate Bursary: a £3,000 award for new undergraduate students.
  • Path to Success Scholarship: a £4,000 award for students on a four-year degree course with a foundation year. 

Other scholarships are also available, including awards for specific subjects. Find out more and check your eligibility for the scholarships and bursaries listed above.

Please note fees are paid for each year of study unless otherwise stated. You will be required to re-enrol and pay fees at the beginning of each academic year. Fees may be subject to government regulations on fee increases. Future inflationary increases will be applied to each subsequent year of the course, subject to government regulations on fee increases.

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 9250International course feesGBP 11500

Notes about fees for this course

Fees for our 2017 courses have not yet been released.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

112-120 UCAS tariff points, which would normally include at least two subject areas or equivalent qualifications at Level 3 plus GCSE Grade C or above in English language and mathematics.

Access to HE Diploma, with a minimum of 60 credits, 45 at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2. Access to HE must contain Level 2 Numeracy and Literature alternatively applicants must hold GCSE Grade C or above in English language and mathematics.

Applicants must attend a selection day, including a written assessment and individual interview with a panel and have a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS check).

International entry criteria
Competence in written and spoken English is a pre-requisite for entrance and an IELTS (International and English Language Testing System) score of 7.0, or equivalent, is the minimum standard required for students whose first language is not English.

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