Social Work

Social workers work with a wide cross-section of society, which includes a significant proportion of some of the most disadvantaged and excluded people in our society. Do you think you have what it takes to help these people?

Social work involves engaging with not only service users themselves, but with their families and friends, as well as working closely with organisations including the police, local authority departments, schools and the probation service.

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Saresh Mohammad, Usman Ahmed, Nicola Harris, & Saana Mohammed - MA Social Work

Why choose us?

  • Our Social Work provision is ranked 4th in the UK and 2nd in England in the Guardian League Table 2021.

  • As a student on our BA (Hons) Social Work course you will benefit from 170 days of practice placements and 30 skills delivery days.

  • Recently, BA (Hons) Social Work students have travelled to Amsterdam, Cyprus, Toronto and Krakow, visiting other social work institutions.
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Future Careers and Opportunities

After graduating, you will be eligible to apply to Social Work England for registration as a social worker.

Recent graduates have successfully gained employment in social work teams in a variety of settings such as parenting and family support teams, youth justice, community drug teams and community mental health teams. Some graduates return to us to undertake post qualifying courses for experienced practitioners and continue their academic study.

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